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W502 Thermal Environment


This W502 Module aims 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 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.

The W502 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 W502 Module:-

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%

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: Thermal Environment
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: Diamond Environmental Ltd


Location Wigan, England
Starts 05 Mar 2018 09:00
Ends 09 Mar 2018 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater, M.Sc, DipOccHyg, FFOH
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