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W502 Thermal Environment



Aim: To 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.

On successful completion of this module the student should be able to:-

  • · Identify sources of thermal stress within the working environment;
  • · Understand the nature of thermal strain on the body;
  • · Make an assessments 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 

Normally run as a 5 day taught course including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, 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 The Thermal Spectrum 5% 

2 Principles 10% 

3 Effects of Temperature Extremes 10% 

4 Thermal Comfort 5% 

5 Evaluation of Hot Environments 15% 

6 Control of Hot Environments 15%

7 Thermal Surveys 10% 

8 Evaluation of Cold Environments 10% 

9 Control of Cold Environments 15% 

10 Approaches to Risk Assessment 5% 

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 Wigan, UK
Starts 30 Mar 2020 09:00
Ends 03 Apr 2020 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater MSc,DipOccHyg, FFOH
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