Noise at Work – Awareness


An introductory course dealing with the legal requirements relating to noise at work.  Designed for those identified as having a responsibility for workplace risk assessment, the course will provide a basic understanding of the principles and pitfalls in the assessment and control of noise.

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Course Objectives 

By the end of the course, delegates will have:

  • Gained an understanding of the legal requirements relating to noise in the workplace
  • Gained an understanding of how to carry out a noise survey
  • Reviewed methods of noise control
  • Reviewed types of PPE and when this should be used

Course Content

General Legal Requirements
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
The Management of Health & Safety at Work Regulations 1992
The Noise at Work Regulations 1989
The provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
Approved Codes of Practice – L108
Requirements for Noise Assessment

The Nature of Noise

Sound propagation
Sound pressure
Scales and weighting

Equipment for the Measurement of Noise


The Noise Survey

Techniques and their limitations
Peak sound levels
Recording the results

Noise Control

General principles
Common errors

Hearing protection

Types of equipment
Calculating the effectiveness
Ear protection zones

Personal Development Action Plan

Course Duration: One Day

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