Noise Awareness

IIRSM Approved

Course Description
Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. However, this damage is preventable if the right steps are taken but once your hearing has gone it will not come back. This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits. It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. The course will conclude by examining how to provide information and instructions to employees, along with the most professional way to conduct workforce health surveillance.

Target Audience
This course is aimed at people that work in industries where excessive noise is a potential hazard. These include factories, manufacturing environments, entertainment, hospitality, mining, construction and metal working to name a few.

Advantages
One of the key points of this course is to provide knowledge about the risk to health and the importance of completing a noise risk assessment, the use of PPE, limiting how long workers are exposed to noise or a number of other control measures that must be understood and followed. IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body. Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.

Course Cost: £20 per licence

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Further Progression
Our Workplace Health and Safety and Working Safely courses are great induction courses in relation to health and safety as they cover a wide range of topics in more detail and have been designed to complement this course. Anyone who works in an industry where they are likely to need to use a wide range of PPE on a daily basis then our Personal Protective Equipment course would be useful and anyone who handles chemicals, our more detailed COSHH course would cover this more thoroughly.

Modules

  • Noise in the Workplace
  • Legislation
  • Health Risks
  • Action Plans
  • Prioritising Controls
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Information and Health Surveillance

Duration: 55 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).