This course ensures that employees are adequately trained in accordance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. This training includes a simple explanation on the nature of sound, how it can cause damage to hearing, and how workplace noise can be controlled. Practical demonstrations of various types of hearing protection are also included.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
In order to comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, an employer must provide training to any employee who may be exposed to significant noise levels (i.e. above First Action Level). The course is also recommended to managers who have specific responsibilities regarding health and safety, and supervisors who are required to enforce the necessary control measures.
To ensure that delegates have a basic awareness of:
- How sound and noise is generated, how various levels of loudness and tone occur, and how measurements are taken.
- The workings of the human ear, how noise exposure causes damage, and the effects of such damage.
- Exposure levels, the overall ‘noise dose’ and how this affects the employees.
- The requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations, including the duties of employees.
- How to control noise and prevent hearing damage, especially the selection of the appropriate type of ear defenders, and correct methods of fitting and wearing.
On successful completion of the course, delegates will be able to:
- Recognise when there may be a risk of harmful exposure, and when a noise assessment is required.
- Recognise early warning signs and symptoms of noise induced hearing effects.
- State the maximum daily exposure levels, and explain how these can vary according to level or time of exposure