Noise Awareness Training

This Noise Awareness Training course looks at what can be done to recognise and reduce exposure to noise at work. Particularly suitable for those working in Construction or Industrial environments, as well as Hospitality and Leisure professionals. Hundreds of thousands of people in the UK have experienced hearing difficulties as a result of their work

Learning outcomes

  • Understand and show commitment to The Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  • Learn about the Ear and how noise can affect your ear and hearing, including hearing loss
  • Learn about the noise limits and who is responsible for protecting your hearing

 Course contents

This training course is broken down into 3 sections

  1. The ear

All sound is noise, but the noise we are considering during this course is noise that might damage your hearing. And noise doesn’t always have the same effect. It depends on how loud it is, how often you hear it and how long it goes on for. This section explains how your ears work to help you understand how easy it is to damage them and it looks at the damage that can be done. It also tells you what to look out for to recognise the first signs of hearing loss.

  1. Noise and responsibilities

In this section we look at how noise is measured, at what level it becomes damaging and what must be done when it reaches this point. We also look at noise limits, hearing tests and who is responsible for protecting your hearing.

  1. Hearing Protection

Hearing protection can help to protect your ears by reducing noise by around 15 to 32dB, depending on the type of protection. You should know how to check the general condition and cleanliness of any ear protection you use and you should check that no modifications have been made. There are many different types of hearing protection available. In this section we look at the options and when you should wear protection

About this course

Regular exposure to loud noise can affect your hearing. This noise awareness training course looks at who’s at riskwhat those risks are, and how to reduce them.

More than 11 million people in the UK suffer with forms of hearing loss and over 900,000 people are profoundly or severely deaf.

This course looks at how your ears work to illustrate how delicate they are, how easily they can be damaged, and why noise-damaged hearing loss is permanent. It covers safe noise exposure levels and looks at what can be done to reduce exposure to regular loud noise or to sudden extreme noise.

This Noise Awareness Training course will help you to recognise the early warning signs of hearing loss, so that something can be done before it’s too late. High-risk environments for noise exposure include Construction Sites, Factories or Industrial production lines, and some Hospitality venues (nightclubs, live music etc).

This simple and easy to understand course is broken down into 3 sections: the details of the ear itself and how it works, noise and the responsibilities of employers and the hearing protection you may require.

Due to abrasive wheels emitting high levels of noise, this noise awareness course works perfectly alongside our Abrasive Wheel Safety course and our Hand Arm Vibration course! We recommend all three courses are taken together.

Why Train with RDC Safety Limited?

RDC Safety Limited have a strong team of specialist trainers who develop and deliver bespoke courses tailored to suit your business’s individual requirements. From personal consulting, to providing training courses, and bespoke policies and procedures, RDC Safety Limited invests the time to understand your business.

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