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

  • 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 Content

  1. The Thermal Spectrum
  2. Principles
  3. Effects of Temperature Extremes
  4. Thermal Comfort
  5. Evaluation of Hot Environments
  6. Control of Hot Environments
  7. Thermal Surveys
  8. Evaluation of Cold Environments
  9. Control of Cold Environments
  10. Approaches to Risk Assessment