W502 Thermal Environment

W502 Thermal Environment

Location: UK
Duration: 5 days
Overview

This course aims to provide attendees with a sound understanding of the effects of the thermal environment on people and a means of assessing and controlling the risks associated with thermal stress.

Objectives
On completing this course, the attendees will be able to identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment and to understand the nature of thermal strain on the body.

Attendees will also be able to make an assessment of the thermal environment through appropriate measurement and other means; to evaluate the likely risk from exposure to thermal stress and to suggest appropriate control approaches for the thermal environment.

Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals and consultants.

Course Outline

  • The Thermal Spectrum
  • Principles of Thermal Environment
  • Effects of Temperature Extremes
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Evaluation of Hot Environments
  • Control of Hot Environments
  • Thermal Surveys
  • Evaluation of Cold Environments
  • Control of Cold Environments
  • Approaches to Risk Assessment

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
Attendees who successfully complete the course will be issued a certificate from BOHS.

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 £140.00. This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.