Health and Safety professionals are constantly being assessed on their knowledge and skills. Besides, a lot rests on their ability to keep up-to-date with the latest occupational standards and regulations such as the Noise Regulations. So, how can you stay on top of the game?
Professional awareness updating
Here at Pulsar Instruments, we work with Health and Safety professionals on a daily basis and we know how challenging their jobs can be. Ensuring that workers are protected from exposure to excessive noise is likely to be one of many hazards that occupational standards require employers to keep on top of. However, staying up-to-date with the latest noise at work standards and regulations can not only ensure the safety of your company and your employees, it can save you from hefty fines and reputational damage. Recent reports in the press have highlighted the fact that noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims are still rising so it is important to keep up-to-date with the Law and learn from industry experts when it comes to implementing workplace noise controls.
Improving your professional awareness of workplace noise
For some years now, we have been drawing on our knowledge of the Law, expertise in acoustics and product development to support the health and safety community. We are now in a unique position to train HSE professionals on the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) and on best practice in the management of noise issues in the workplace.
Pulsar Workplace Noise Awareness Course
All Pulsar Workplace Noise Awareness courses are run by a qualified and practising acoustic consultant, Member of the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) in the UK, with many years of experience in this field. This makes our training highly relevant and practical, with a delivery style and content that remains highly popular with HSE professionals.
This course covers areas such as ‘basic noise theory, the terminology used in noise measurement, The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and BS4142 Method for Rating Industrial Noise affecting Mixed Residential and Industrial Areas’. It also offers an interactive practical session at the end of the day where course delegates get the opportunity to take some noise measurements with sound level meters or personal noise dosemeters under the guidance of an experienced noise consultant.
The next two Pulsar professional awareness of workplace noise courses are scheduled for: Wednesday 23rd September 2015 at the National Railway Museum in York and Wednesday 4th November 2015 at the Madejski Stadium in Reading.
Increase delegates’ awareness of risks caused by excessive noise in the workplace, demonstrate the effects of noise on hearing and improve the use of hearing protection. Improve confidence and knowledge of usage of noise monitoring equipment to carry out basic workplace noise assessments.
- The effects of long term exposure to noise at work
- How the ear works – basic physiology
- Relationship between decibels and risk
- Important measurement terms – a review of the units with definitions, basic calculations and ways of presenting noise measurement data for inspection and monthly management reports
- Frequency and Time weightings
- The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
- How to measure noise in the workplace
- Basic noise assessments
- Noise control basics
- An update on the newly amended BS 4142 standard
- Practical session: noise measurement and noise control. Course delegates are given a chance to use a selection of sound level meters or personal noise dosemeters on a variety of noise sources and use their reporting software
Course duration: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Suitable for: Health and Safety professionals, site supervisors, assembly line supervisors, etc
Course Method: Face to face at various venues in the UK
Attendee numbers: 10-12 delegates per course maximum
Course Materials: A binder containing a copy of the course slides is provided to all delegates
Completion Certificates: Attendance certificates are handed out at the end of the day.
Prices: £265 per person + VAT. Offers are available for multiple bookings.
So, if you are a professional with the responsibility of health and safety and seeking to improve your awareness and confidence of workplace noise and your noise measurement responsibilities, this course is for you. Details of all course venues, dates, costs and booking form can be found on Pulsar Instruments website.
Finally, if you are new to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), we have produced a FREE guide for employers containing guidelines. Download your copy here.
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