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Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. 1 The Ear
  2. 2 Noise & Responsibilities
  3. 3 Hearing Protection
A man wearing ear protectors - Noise Awareness Training
A closer look at the ear and how easy it is to damage as part of our noise awareness training

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. 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 decibel meter rising to show noise awareness in the workplace

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

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.

About this course

Regular exposure to loud noise can affect your hearing. This noise awareness training programme looks at who’s at riskwhat those risks are, and how to reduce them.

More than 11 million people in the UK suffer with forms of hearing loss and over 900,000 people are profoundly or severely deaf.

This online course looks at how your ears work to illustrate how delicate they are, how easily they can be damaged, and why noise-damaged hearing loss is permanent. It covers safe noise exposure levels and looks at what can be done to reduce exposure to regular loud noise or to sudden extreme noise.

This training programme will help you to recognise the early warning signs of hearing loss, so that something can be done before it’s too late. High-risk environments for noise exposure include Construction Sites, Factories or Industrial production lines, and some Hospitality venues (nightclubs, live music etc).

This simple and easy to understand course is broken down into 3 sections: the details of the ear itself & how it works, noise & the responsibilities of employers & the hearing protection you may require. 

Due to abrasive wheels emitting high levels of noise, this noise awareness course works perfectly alongside our Abrasive Wheel Safety Course!

Keith Wickham, a presenter of Noise Awareness Training

Presented by

Keith Wickham

The importance of Noise Awareness Training

It’s important that you comply with the law and understand the positive impact this training course can have on your organisation and employees.

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Noise Awareness Training certificate

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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 questions 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 Training 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.

Please note if you are using our course content via SCORM in a third party LMS then we are unable to provide certificates and you will need to generate these in your host LMS yourself.

Noise Awareness Certificate

320 real user reviews

4.5 out of 5
Very informative but not far enough

Wanted more information about how to calculate the sound over time to calculate the time allowed in the area and what level of PPE will be required.


It's easy to underestimate how easy it is to damage your hearing


The hearing course is very helpful and interesting enabling understanding of how you can prevent hearing damage

Good constructive and informative

Good and constructive. Informative and a good engaging delivery. Some really useful stuff.


This course taught me some biology, I did not have a great understanding of how the ability to hear is managed inside of the body and what the bones/parts of the ear do but this did actually teach me the process that comes with hearing, it is also a VERY good warning against letting yourself be exposed to noise that could permanently damage your hearing. very educational and helpful, i have learned much from this particular course 😊


This user gave this course a rating of 5/5 stars

Very interesting

It is a shame we didnt have this sort of training when I was younger. These sort of things never got thought about or equipment made available. Thankfully workers and their company’s can do more these day to protect themselves. Unfortunately for me I have hearing damage caused by working in noisy environments in the past, so now I am a lot more careful in taking care of what hearing I have left.

Easy to understand

Very easy to understand and watching the videos helps

Why is this training important?


It's important that you comply with the law and know the ways in which it affects you and the way you work.

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.

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