Noise Awareness Training Online Course
Damage to hearing is permanent and irreversible, and can be very debilitating for the sufferer. High levels of noise at work can seriously affect people’s general health and safety and their overall wellbeing.
Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that noise levels and people’s exposure to noise at work are kept to an absolute minimum. This noise awareness course is designed to familiarise you with the risks posed by noise and help employers and employees alike keep noise emissions as low as they possibly can.
The course looks at the risks posed by noise to hearing, general wellbeing, and workplace safety and will provide information on legislation and employer and employee responsibilities. It will teach you how to carry out a risk assessment and how you can utilise your findings to implement control measures and prevent harm from coming to employees.
- Developed by health and safety professionals
- Accredited by CPD and Approved by RoSPA
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is suitable for anyone who works in an industry that involves being exposed to high levels of noise. 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.
On successful completion of the course you will be sent a quality assured certificate through the post the next working
day. This can be used to provide evidence for compliance and audit.
All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming
to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
This course is also approved by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of
Accidents, as providing quality and content-approved training.
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The course is divided into 4 accessible, interactive modules and includes an assessment at the end:
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- Introduction - are you at risk?, the effects of noise, statistics on noise-induced hearing loss, measuring noise, and why is noise awareness important?
- Legislation - the Controls of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers' responsibilities, exposure action values, personal protective equipment, supply of equipment, and employees' responsibilities.
- Risk Assessment - what is a risk assessment?, step 1: identify the hazards, step 2: decide who might be harmed and how, sound measuring equipment, the hierarchy of control, step 3: evaluate the risks and decide on precautions, step 4: record your findings and implement them, step 5: review and update, and who should carry out a risk assessment?
- Reducing and Controlling Risks - purchasing policy, supply of equipment, engineering controls, redesign/reorganise the workplace, job rotation, information, instruction, and training, personal protective equipment, 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.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 15 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked
automatically so that you’ll instantly know whether you passed. If you don't pass
don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.
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