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W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances


The W501 course aims to provide the student with a sound 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.

On completing this course successfully the student will be able to: · describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring; · select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy; · present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.

The W501 Module is run as a 5 day course with a practical assessment and written examination on the final day, currently 40 short answer questions open book with a 120 minutes allowed.


Topics included in the W501 Module:-

1 Risk Assessment 20%

2 Air Sampling Theory and Practice 20%

3 Air Sampling Equipment 20%

4 Sample Analysis 5%

5 Hygiene Standards 15%

6 Biological Monitoring 10%

7 Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results 10%

The full Module contents can be found in the W501 syllabus in the OH Learning approved training materials  section of the web site.

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Hazardous Substances
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Diamond Environmental Ltd


Location Chester, England
Starts 04 Jun 2018 09:00
Ends 08 Jun 2018 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater, M.Sc, DipOccHyg, FFOH
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