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This course 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.

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 

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% Note: Reference is made to standards and good practice documentation. 

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 02 Oct 2017 09:00
Ends 06 Oct 2017 17:00
Course leader Mike Slater MSc,DipOccHyg, FFOH
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