According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in the UK, over a million employees are exposed to levels of noise that put their hearing at risk. The Control of Noise at Work regulations (2005) came into force in 2006. Its aim is to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at work which could cause them suffer hearing loss and/or tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).
Therefore, it is a legal requirement that those who work with excessive noise are appropriately protected and those responsible are trained.
Pulsar Noise at Work Awareness training courses are an ideal introduction to the Noise at Work Regulations (2005) and the control and management of noise in the workplace. It includes hands-on practical demonstrations of noise measurement instrumentation and noise control. It also provides a good foundation for those wishing to progress onto the Noise Assessment Competency course.
All Pulsar Noise at Work Awareness training courses are run by a qualified and practising acoustic consultant with many years of experience in the field. This makes the training highly practical and relevant with a delivery style and content that is highly popular with safety professionals.
Increase awareness of risks caused by excessive noise in the workplace, demonstrate the effects of noise on hearing and improve use of hearing protection. Improve confidence and knowledge of usage of noise measurement equipment to carry out basic workplace noise assessments.
Pulsar Instruments Noise at Work Awareness training courses cover:
- The effects of long term exposure to noise
- 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 measured noise data
- Frequency and Time weightings
- The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
- How to measure noise
- Basic noise assessments
- Noise control basics
- An update on the newly amended BS 4142 standard
- Practical session – noise measurement and noise control giving delegates a chance to use a selection of sound level meters or personal noise dosemeters on a variety of noise sources and to try out reporting software
Course duration: One day approximately
Suitability: Health and Safety professionals, site supervisors, assembly line supervisors, etc
Attendee numbers: 15 people per course maximum
Handouts: A binder containing a copy of the course slides is provided to all delegates
Certificates: Attendance certificates are included.
Prices: Please contact us for a quote.
So, if you are a professional with the responsibility of safety and health at work seeking to improve your knowledge and confidence of the Noise at Work Regulations and your training responsibilities, this course is for you. Details of course venues, dates, costs and booking form can be found on Pulsar Instruments website.
In addition, if you are new to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, we have produced a FREE guide for employers containing guidelines. Download your copy here.