Key Features & Benefits of this Course
- Complete this online course in just 25 minutes
- Comply with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations
- Suitable for Construction (CDM basic compliance), Manufacturing, Industrial Engineering and Hospitality
- End of course test and printable certificate
- Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
Noise Awareness Course Contents
1. The Ear
This section explains how your ears work to help you understand how easy it is to damage them and it looks at the damage that can be done. It also tells you what to look out for to recognise the first signs of hearing loss.
In this section we look at how noise is measured, at what level it becomes damaging and what must be done when it reaches this point. We also look at noise limits, hearing tests and who is responsible for protecting your hearing.
3. Hearing Protection
There are different types of hearing protection available. In this section we look at the options and when you should wear protection.
Test & Certificate
This Noise Awareness course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require that an employer:
- Must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that you can protect the hearing of your employees
- Provides hearing protection where it is required
- Provides other controls, if they are required, and that these are properly used
- Provides information, training and health surveillance
- Reviews what they are doing if anything changes that may affect the noise exposures in the workplace
Suitable and sufficient information and training (must be provided) for employees, such that work equipment may be used correctly, in order to minimise their exposure to noise.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 together ensure that employers have legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety at work of all employees. And this includes making sure employees are safe when working where noise can be loud or excessive.
Employees who may be at risk from noise must know:
- The likely noise exposure and the risk to hearing this noise creates;
- What is being done to control risks and exposures;
- Where and how people can obtain hearing protection;
- How to report defects in hearing protection and noise-control equipment
- What their duties are under the Noise Regulations 2005;
- The proper way to use hearing protection and other noise-control equipment, how to look after it and store it, and where to use it
- What health surveillance (hearing tests) you (the employer) provide