W505 Control of Hazardous Substances
This course describes the ways in which exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace, and introduces the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and thereby reduce risks to health.
On successful completion of this module, attendees should be able to describe how airborne contaminants are generated, the range of approaches to risk reduction, and the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process and plant.
Attendees should be able to describe the principal elements of the exhaust ventilation system, recognising the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures to optimise their effectiveness.
Attendees should also be able to recognise the impact of the control measures and to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.
Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals, and consultants and professionals who are involved in the management of hazardous substances.
- Hazardous Substances Uses and Processes
- Workplace Control Principles
- Process Design and Principles
- Ventilation Systems and Performance Assessment
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Administrative Elements
Continual Professional Development
WSHO 40 SDU
Attendees are assessed with a 40-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.
BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.
This course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate and an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that attendee is certified with the Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a WPLN Level 5 or equivalent IELTS 5-6 would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter.
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