Setting heat stress limits for acclimatised soldiers exercising in heat

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Heat illness is a recognised risk of military training. The Combat Fitness Test (CFT) has been identified as an activity that has been associated with heat casualties. The aim of this study was to establish whether a heat stress limit could be set for acclimatised soldiers performing the CFT by measuring the group mean rises in core temperature whilst performing the CFT at various environmental temperatures. The study showed that CFTs should not be undertaken when the start or expected end Wet Bulb Globe Test (WBGT) is greater than 25 degrees C if the group mean rise in core temperature is not to exceed 0.6 degree C (95% CI 0.2 degree C to 1 degree C).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)44-8
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Royal Army Medical Corps
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997


  • Acclimatization
  • Analysis of Variance
  • Body Temperature
  • Cyprus
  • Heart Rate
  • Heat Stress Disorders/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Military Personnel


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