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W503 Noise Measurement and its Effects



This course aims to: 

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.

Learning Outcomes 

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.  


Course Format

Normally run as a 5 day taught course including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions and examination. There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes. 

Content Topic 

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% 

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, UK
Starts 20 May 2019 09:00
Ends 24 May 2019 13:00
Course leader Mike Slater MSc,DipOccHyg, FFOH
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