​​Noise Awareness

​This course will show you how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits.

It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

Duration: 1 hour

Format: Video

Price:  £30 + VAT


Who Should Take This Course?

​This course is aimed at people that work in industries where excessive noise is a potential hazard. These include factories, manufacturing environments, entertainment, hospitality, mining, construction and metal working to name a few.  

It will enable both employers and employees to examine their workplace and identify where noise may pose a risk to people’s hearing and general safety and take the necessary measures to minimise exposure and noise emissions.

It will enable both to meet their legal requirements, fulfil their responsibilities, and prevent noise levels from reaching unacceptable levels that could breach legal limits and compromise people’s wellbeing. 

Course Description

Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. However, this damage is preventable if the right steps are taken but once your hearing has gone it will not come back.

This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits.

It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. The course will conclude by examining how to provide information and instructions to employees, along with the most professional way to conduct workforce health surveillance.


Certification

​On successful completion of the course you will be able to download a quality assured certificate​. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.

​This course is also approved by IIRSM, the ​International Institute of Risk & Safety Management, as providing quality and content-approved training.

​This certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is ​1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.

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Course Content

​Modules

​1. ​Noise in the Workplace

​2. ​Legislation

​3. ​Health Risks

​4. ​Action Plans

​5. Prioritising Controls

​6. Personal Protective Equipment

​7. Information and Health Surveillance

Aims of the Course

By the end of this course learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • The risks posed by high levels of noise and the effects excessive exposure can have on a person's hearing.
  • How noise is measured and what the acceptable levels of noise are in workplaces.
  • Legislation relating to noise control and what employers' and employees' duties are under the regulations.
  • What the exposure action values are, which dictate the noise levels that you must not exceed.
  • How to carry out a noise risk assessment in your workplace to identify what could pose a threat to employees' hearing and general safety.
  • How you can reduce the risks posed by noise exposure with suitable and sufficient control measures, as well as preventative procedures such as health surveillances.

Assessment

The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked a set of​ multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 70%. ​You will have up to six attempts for passing the assessment. 


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