About Noise Awareness Training
Noise can be defined as unwanted or unpleasant sound. It can get in the way of the sounds we would rather hear.
We are all exposed to noise every day – at home, at work, and in traffic. If the noise gets high enough it can lead to problems such as loss of hearing or tinnitus.
Research estimates that 170,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness, tinnitus, or other ear conditions because of exposure to noise at work. Estimates indicate that around 2.25 million people are at risk of hearing damage through workplace noise.
Who should attend?
Anyone exposed to noise in the workplace.
Exposure to occupational noise is recognised as a main cause of industrial injury and can be a debilitating experience for workers. Hearing damage is related to dose and generally irreversible after significant exposure. This course is designed to enable all workers exposed to noise to understand the implications and take precautions to reduce the risks.
- The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
- The workings of the human ear
- Hierarchy for noise control
- Selecting hearing protection
- Introduction to Audiometry
Duration: ½ Day In House Course