W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances (Including Risk Assessment)

W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances (Including Risk Assessment)

Location: UK
Duration: 5 days

Overview
This course describes the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring, selection of the appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devising a suitable sampling strategy.

Objectives
To provide attendees with an understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and with an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risk.

Attendees will also be able to present the results in a form that would be useful for health risk assessment purposes which will enable management to comply with relevant legislations.

Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals, and consultants and professionals who are involved in the management of hazardous substances.

Course Outline

  • Risk Assessment
  • Air Sampling Theory and Practice
  • Air Sampling Equipment
  • Sample Analysis
  • Hygiene Standards
  • Biological Monitoring 
  • Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results

Course Assessment

Attendees are assessed with a 40-question short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.

Certification
BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.

This course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate and an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). 

Cost
Price is £1200.00 per person plus BOHS exam fees of £135.00. This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.