August 15 - August 22, 2022

Course Overview

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 [minimum 45 hours 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 120minutes.

Course Content

Topic

Title

Time Allocation

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

The Thermal Spectrum

Principles

Effects of Temperature Extremes

Thermal Comfort

Evaluation of Hot Environments

Control of Hot Environments

Thermal Surveys

Evaluation of Cold Environments

Control of Cold Environments

Approaches to Risk Assessment

5%

10%

10%

5%

15%

15%

10%

10%

15%

5%

Note: Reference is made to standards and good practice documentation. This may not be the most up-to-date relevant publications and is intended as guidance for candidates only.