Covered in this course

The Noise Awareness Training course is broken down into 3 sections.

1) The Ear

All sound is noise, but the noise we are considering in this programme is noise that might damage your hearing.

And noise doesn’t always have the same effect. It depends on how loud it is, how often you hear it and how long it goes on for.

Loud noise could cause temporary hearing loss, it might cause permanent hearing loss.

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.

A closer look at the ear and how easy it is to damage as part of our noise awareness training

2) Noise & Responsibilities

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.

A decibel meter rising to show noise awareness in the workplace

3) Hearing Protection

Hearing protection can help to protect your ears by reducing noise by around 15 to 32dB, depending on the type of protection.

You should know how to check the general condition and cleanliness of any ear protection you use and you should check that no modifications have been mad

There are many different types of hearing protection available. In this section we look at the options and when you should wear protection.

A pair of red headphones to highlight hearing protection for noise awareness training

Noise Awareness Certificate

Each of our courses ends with a multiple choice test to measure your knowledge of the material.

This Noise Awareness Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with a 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 reprint certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

What does my certificate include?

Your Noise Awareness Certificate includes your name, company name (if applicable), name of course taken, pass percentage, date of completion, expiry date and stamps of approval or accreditations by recognised authorities.

Noise Awareness Certificate

Real user reviews

Based on 148 real user reviews.

4.26 out of 5

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Well worth doing

very well put together and informative

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Informative and interesting.

The course started by explaining in a detail how the ear worked and how hearing loss occurred. This was a positive way to introduce the reasons for protecting our ears against excessive noise.

Interesting, informative, useful

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Involved but clear.

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Don't lose your senses

An important training course on hearing which is interesting and very informative. It's good to understand how the human body works, sometimes we forget how sensitive it is, therefore we can act before any damage is done. Thank you!

Intresting and to the point.

I particularly enjoyed the biology of the situation explain exactly what loud noises do to the inner ear. A very thorough course.

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Legislations relating to Noise at Work

It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work. Take a look at relevant legislation below.

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

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 Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 Section 6 (3)

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

Noise Awareness also falls under the Construction Design Management Regulations 2015. You can view the iHASCO CDM guide here.

Who is our Noise Awareness Training for?

This course is perfect for anyone who regularly works in environments or uses equipment that exposes them to high levels of noise.The course may also prompt you to assess your workplace and identify specific places or things that could expose workers to dangerous levels of noise, allowing you to take necessary measures and minimise risks to your health and safety.

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