Why choose this course:
• In this practical, week long course you'll develop the skills that are associated with undertaking a risk assessment of noise exposures in the workplace.
• You'll gain knowledge and understanding of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, and associated guidance documents.
• You'll develop your knowledge of fundamental noise control methods.
• We're one of the leading centres in delivering short courses in noise, with over 20 years of experience.
About the course:
If you're a health and safety manager or work within health and safety, this course is for you. It's also increasingly popular with people working in noise consultancies.
The course will start on a Monday and will take five days to complete. You'll take a practical exam on the Friday. There's also a written exam that is normally held on a Friday about two weeks after the course.
We've divided the course into six key areas:
Basic concepts of noise
You'll receive an overview of the basic definitions and principles of sound, noise indices and units, and learn how to undertake basic calculations involving decibels.
Measurement and instrumentation for noise assessment
You'll go through the basic features and properties of an integrating sound level meter, the calibration of meters and the properties of a dosimeter.
Noise exposure assessment
You'll review measurement strategies, including the limitations of data collection and the calculation of personal noise exposure levels.
Hearing, hearing loss measurement and protection
You'll focus on the structure of the ear and the hearing mechanism, and review hearing defects and their social implications. You will also look at the types of hearing protectors, their limitations and advantages, and their performance.
Overview of legal aspects
It's vital to be up to date with legislation so you'll consider primary legislation (Health and Safety at Work Act 1974) and other regulations and codes of practice. You'll also review the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
Noise reduction techniques
You'll look at the basic methods of noise control in the workplace, from its source to its transmission path and, finally, to the receiver.