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W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances including Risk Assessment



(Including Risk Assessment)

Aim: 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 successful completion of this module 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 managment to comply with relevant legislation.


Course Format 

Normally run as a 5 day taught course including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination]. There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes. 


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% 

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, UK
Starts 03 Feb 2020 09:00
Ends 07 Feb 2020 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater MSc,DipOccHyg, FFOH
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