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W502 Thermal Environment




Provide the student with a sound understanding of the effects of the thermal environment on people, and the means of assessing and controlling the risks associated with thermal stress.


Learning outcomes


On completing this course successfully the student will be able to :-

Identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment.

Understand the nature of thermal strain on the body.

Make an assessment of the thermal environment through appropriate measurement and other means.

Evaluate the likely risk from exposure to thermal stress.

Suggest appropriate control approaches for the thermal environment.


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 topics included in the W502 Module include :-


The Thermal Spectrum


Effects of Temperature Extremes

Thermal Comfort 5% 5 Evaluation of Hot Environments

Control of Hot Environments

Thermal Surveys

Evaluation of Cold Environments

Control of Cold Environments

Approaches to Risk Assessment


For the full course specification please refer to the W502 syllabus which can be found in the approved course materials section of the OH Learning website as a download

Training info

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


Location On-line , Real time ( GMT ) delivery and attendance
Starts 22 Mar 2021 09:00
Ends 26 Mar 2021 14:00
Course leader Mike Slater, DipOH, CFFOH.
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