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W503 Noise measurement and its Effects


This W503 Module aims to provide 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 completing this course successfully the student will be able to: • describe the consequences to health and well-being of excessive exposure to noise; • understand the measurement (including dosimetry) of noise in relation to current standards; • conduct surveys in the workplace to assess risks from noise; • advise on the need and means of control including PPE; • appreciate and advise on environmental noise assessment and concern; • understand current standards and good practice in these fields

The W503 Module is run as a 5 day course with a practical assessment and written examination on the final day, currently 40 short answer questions “open book” with a 120 minutes allowed.


Topics included in the W503 Module:-

1 Physics of Noise 10%

2 Human Response to Noise 10%

3 Machinery Noise 10%

4 Assessment of Noise Risk 25%

5 Noise Control and Hearing Protection 25%

6 Introduction to Environmental Noise 10%

7 Standards and Good Practice 10%

The full Module contents can be found in the W503 syllabus in the OH Learning approved training materials  section of the web site.

Training info

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


Location WIGAN, England
Starts 30 Nov 2020 09:00
Ends 04 Dec 2020 15:00
Course leader Mike Slater, M.Sc, DipOccHyg, FFOH
Places 10
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