Noise Awareness Training Online Course

CPD Approved RoSPA Approved
Noise Awareness
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It's essential that noise levels and people’s exposure to noise at work are kept to an absolute minimum to prevent permanent damage to workers' hearing. This Noise Awareness course is designed to familiarise you with the risks posed by noise and helps employers and employees recognise the dangers and understand how to keep noise emissions as low as they possibly can.

The course provides you with information on your responsibilities under relevant noise legislation and will teach you how to carry out a risk assessment, assess noise control measures, and implement further changes to prevent harm from coming to employees.

This course was last audited on: 12th September 2023
  • Written in accordance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Developed by health and safety professionals
  • Accredited by CPD and Assured by RoSPA Qualifications
  • Online training course and assessment with no time limits
  • Full audio voiceover
  • Approximate duration: 1-2 hours
  • Same day digital certificate. Printed certificate posted the next working day

Aims of the course

By the end of this course, you will understand:

  • The risks posed by excessive levels of noise and the effects excessive exposure can have on a person's hearing and their safety.
  • The main duties on both employers and employees under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, as well as other key legal duties.
  • How to carry out a noise risk assessment.
  • How to estimate, or how a competent person can measure, noise levels at work.
  • How to avoid, substitute, control and reduce exposure to excessive noise levels.
  • When hearing protection should be worn, how to use it correctly, and how to care for it.
  • When health surveillance will be needed and who may need it.


CPD Approved
RoSPA Approved

All of our courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as conforming to universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is also assured by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents through their RoSPA Qualifications Assurance System, as providing up-to-date, quality and content-approved training.

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. 

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

1Introduction to Noise Awareness

Examples of noise in the workplace, risks of excessive noise, statistics on noise-induced hearing loss, why is controlling noise at work important?, and estimating and measuring exposure to noise.

2Control of Noise at Work: Legal Duties

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, exposure action values, lower and upper exposure action values, hearing protection, the Health and Safety at Work, etc. Act 1974, other legal duties, employee responsibilities, instruction manuals, and actions to take if noise is affecting employees' hearing.

3Risk Assessment

What is a risk assessment?, key definitions, who should carry out the risk assessment?, identify the hazards, decide who might be harmed and how, consider how hazards may occur, measurement of noise, sound measuring equipment, evaluating existing control measures, the hierarchy of control, record your findings, and review and update.

4Reducing and Controlling Risks

Advantages of noise control over hearing protection, purchasing and hiring policies, standards for new machinery, the hierarchy of control, maintenance and use of machinery and equipment, job rotation, information, instruction and training, hearing protection and hearing protection zones, when to use hearing protectors, general requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE), types of hearing protection, and health surveillance.

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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.

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.

 Frequently Asked Questions

Can this training course help me apply for SSIP accreditations like CHAS and SMAS?

Yes, our Noise Awareness course can act as evidence of industry-related training for accreditation applications, such as CHAS. It covers the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, which will help you understand how to fulfil the legal duties they set out. Knowledge of these topics form part of the training requirements set out by accreditation assessment bodies, so you must be able to demonstrate evidence of compliance in order for your application to be successful. Our course will contribute to the evidence you must provide during your application, to show that you have received the relevant training.

Please note that it will be down to each individual accreditation body to decide if our courses are sufficient for the training requirements of your specific business. This evidence only forms one part of your overall application process. It is up to you to prove you are fulfilling your legal duties and to supply sufficient evidence for everything the accrediting body requires in order for your application to be successful.

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If your delivery address is in the UK, we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address once you’ve completed your course. Although we try to deliver your certificates as soon as possible, please allow 3-4 working days for delivery.

Don’t want to wait? You can instantly download your digital certificate as a PDF after course completion.

Additionally, please note that if your company is paying by invoice we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Our friendly customer support team is happy to help at any stage of your training. Call us on 0333 006 7000 or contact, and we’ll do our best to answer any questions you may have. 

Additionally, have you seen our help page? It’s full of useful information to help guide you through your training experience.