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W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances



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.


Learning Outcomes 

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.


Course Format 

Run as a 5 day taught on-line course including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and on-line examination on the final day.


The written examination will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.



The W501 Module topics include ;- 

 Risk Assessment

Air Sampling Theory and Practice 

Air Sampling Equipment 

Sample Analysis 

Hygiene Standards 

Biological Monitoring 

Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results 


For the full course specification please refer to the W501 syllabus which can be found in the approved course materials section of the OH Learning webs site as a download.  

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 On-line , Real time ( GMT ) delivery and attendance
Starts 07 Jun 2021 09:00
Ends 11 Jun 2021 14:00
Course leader Mike Slater, DipOH, CFFOH.
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