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W503 Noise – Measurement and its Effects


W503 Noise – Measurement and its Effects

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is a serious and potentially debilitating industrial disease which is recognised as the most prevalent industrial disease in Singapore.

This course provides the student with an appreciation of the nature of noise hazards in the workplace and the effects of noise on people. It also details the approach in carrying out noise assessments in the workplace and in the general environment, and to determine the significance of measurement data in relation to the various standards for compliance.
On successful completion of this module, attendees should be able to describe the consequences to health and well-being from excessive exposure to noise, understand the measurement of noise in relation to current standards and conduct surveys in the workplace to assess risks from noise.

Attendees would also be able to advise on the use of control measures including personal protective equipment, appreciate concerns about environmental noise and advise on its assessment, and understand current standards and good practice in this field.

Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals and consultants.

Course Outline

  • Physics of Noise
  • Human Response to Noise
  • Machinery Noise
  • Assessment of Noise Risk
  • Noise Control and Hearing Protection
  • Introduction to Environmental Noise
  • Standards and Good Practice

Continual Professional Development

Course Assessment
Attendees are assessed with a 40-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.

BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.

This course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate and an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that the attendee is certified with the Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a WPLN Level 5 or equivalent IELTS 5-6 would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter.

Course Duration: 5 days

Time: 0900 - 1800 hours
Course Fee: SGD1,499 (subjected to 7% GST)


Scheduled Date(s):

  • 17 - 21 September 2018

These dates above are provisional. For more information about the courses above, please email us at training@iom-world.sg.

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W503 Noise – Measurement and its Effects

Training info

Status: This event is approved by OHTA for the international qualifications scheme
Approved by OHTA
Category: Noise
Level: Intermediate
Training provider: IOM Singapore Pte Ltd


Location Singapore
Starts 02 Sep 2019 09:00
Ends 06 Sep 2019 18:00
Course leader Mr Zephan Chan
Places 20
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