Technicians and technologists working in occupational hygiene require the technical knowledge and hands-on, practical training at Intermediate level that will enable them to take measurements, assess exposure and check the effectiveness of control measures.
Studying for the Intermediate Level
There are seven modules at Intermediate level. They are designed as 5-day taught courses that provide practical, hands-on training. Students are taught in small groups by Approved Training Providers and the courses are very interactive with workshops and exercises. On completion of each module, you will receive an Award of Successful Course Completion for that module.
- W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances
- W502 Thermal Environment
- W503 Noise - Measurement and its Effects
- W504 Asbestos and Other Fibres
- W505 Control of Hazardous Substances
- W506 Ergonomics Essentials
- W507 Health Effects of Hazardous Substances
The principal qualification at the Intermediate level is the International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH).
Anyone without prior training or experience of occupational hygiene is strongly advised to study the Foundation level before attempting the Intermediate modules. To help with your decision, we suggest you review the syllabus and student manual for the Basic Principles course.
What Should I Do Next?
- Review training materials for the modules that interest you.
- Find courses taught by Approved Training Providers in your area or via online/distance learning
- Contact your national association for advice.
- Find your nearest Approved Training Provider.
- See the requirements for the International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH).