August 15 - August 22, 2022
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.
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.
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.
The Thermal Spectrum
Effects of Temperature Extremes
Evaluation of Hot Environments
Control of Hot Environments
Evaluation of Cold Environments
Control of Cold Environments
Approaches to Risk Assessment
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.