Thermal Stressors Management
Date: To Be Scheduled
Duration: 16 hours
Time: 9am – 6pm
Skills Framework for Workplace Safety and Health
Technical Skills & Competencies (TSC) Reference Document
Level 5 (WPH-WSH-5071-1.1)
Humans has a very efficient control system to keep their internal environment at a relatively stable temperature. This temperature is above that of the usual environmental surroundings, however the inability of the body to maintain this operating level when the environmental surroundings are at temperatures either higher or lower than normal can give rise for concern in terms of physiological consequences. A deviation of a few degrees from this temperature can have serious consequences.
In order to maintain the internal body temperature within acceptable limits there is a need to understand and control those factors which may influence this process. As there can be considerable variations in the work environment may result in some individuals some possible damage. There is also a link between thermal comfort and accident rates and performance per various studies and we need to mitigate it.
Course Learning Outcome
- To identify, evaluate and control thermal stressors
- To propose control measures for the mitigation of thermal stressors and their health effects
- Types of thermal stressors
- Types of health effects
- Physical and physiological principles
- Standard evaluation methods for thermal stress
- Standard evaluation methods for thermal comfort
- Usage of thermal measuring equipment
- Approaches to risk assessment
- Types of control measures
Continual Professional Development
This is an Institute of Ergonomics and Hygiene (IEH) accredited course. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided for each person attending the course and demonstrating that they have understood the course content.