Noise at Work (Assessor)

Course content

The Law

  • Key aspects of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974.
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations.
  • Expectations of Employers and Employees.

Noise Terminology

  • What is sound and noise.
  • The measurement of sound pressure, sound level and the units used.
  • Examples to illustrate the effects of transmission, reverberation, absorption and insulation.

Noise Monitoring Equipment

  • Guidance on instrument specifications.
  • The correct use of sound level meters, calibration and accuracy.
  • Noise mapping.

Noise Control Methods

  • Methods to control noise and noise reduction techniques.
  • Selection and use of hearing protectors.
  • Noise risk assessments and reports.
  • Audiometry programmes.
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