Damage to hearing is permanent and irreversible, and can be very debilitating for the sufferer. High levels of noise at work can seriously affect people’s general health and safety and their overall wellbeing. 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.
Course Duration: 55 mins
The course duration 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. Learners full name and valid email address are required to register for this online course, please allow 48 hrs for delivery via email of your login details.
- Noise in the Workplace
- Health Risks
- Action Plans
- Prioritising Controls
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Information and Health Surveillance
The Noise Awareness course is accredited by the IIRSM.
Certification in Noise Awareness Awarded by IIRSM.
Who is this course for:
This course is suitable for anyone who works in an industry that involves being exposed to high levels of noise. For people that work in industries where excessive noise is a potential hazard. These include factories, manufacturing environments, entertainment, hospitality, mining, construction and metal working.
It will enable both employers and employees to examine their workplace and identify where noise may pose a risk to people’s hearing and general safety and take the necessary measures to minimise exposure and noise emissions.
It will enable both to meet their legal requirements, fulfil their responsibilities, and prevent noise levels from reaching unacceptable levels that could breach legal limits and compromise people’s wellbeing.
Recommended System Requirements:
• Browser: Up to date web browser
• Video: Up to date video drivers
• Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
• Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)
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).