Industrial Noise Awareness Courses Next Year In UK

Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the safety and health of their employees whilst at work

by Pascale O'Rourke | Wednesday 7 December 2016

Automotive – Bearings – Construction – Engineering – Machinery - Safety
Business owners also have a clear duty placed on them to implement and maintain the relevant procedures. As such, being able to show attendance of key safety staff to some noise awareness and noise control training would be advantageous.

Pulsar Instruments have put together a day course to help professionals understand key issues and improve their confidence of the legislation, measurement and control of harmful noise levels at work. The course is also suitable as a ‘refresher course’ for customers who may not have used their noise measuring equipment for some time and are thinking of conducting noise measurements in the near future.

This course is suitable for anyone who has responsibility for planning, implementing and managing the health and safety procedures in the workplace, including employers, business owners, health and safety managers, officers, supervisors and team leaders.

The course requires no pre-requisite training however, an active interest and involvement in workplace noise measurement and the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) is advised.

Aims and objectives
• Determine whether you have a noise problem in your workplace and identify who is at risk
• Learn how to comply with the Controlling Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
• Establish what you need to measure as part of a noise risk assessment
• Find out how to apply noise measurements to the action levels and legal limits
• Take action if any of the levels and limits as stipulated under the regulations are exceed

Course overview
The course is divided into 8 parts. It is made easy to follow by an experienced course tutor who will take delegates through the content by relating to his own experience of noise control and management as a practising noise consultant. Participants are encouraged to relate their own experience to the group to promote a stimulating discussion.

Morning: Theory
• Basic noise theory
• Noise units and Terminology
• The EU Physical Agents (Noise) Directive
• Noise control basics
• How to measure noise
• Using sound level meters and personal noise dosemeters
• Recording information and reporting noise measurements
Afternoon: Practical workshops
• Worked examples and open discussion

End of Course Assessment
A short multi-choice questions test will be conducted at the end of the day on completion of the course. The answers are marked by the course tutor on the day so you will know how well you have done!

On successful completion of the course, you will be handed out a certificate of completion and attendance. This can be used to provide additional evidence for compliance and audit.

Forthcoming Noise Awareness Courses’ training dates:
• Wednesday 8th March 2017 – National Railway Museum in York, UK
• Wednesday 14th June 2017 – National Space Centre in Leicester, UK
• Wednesday 20th September 2017 – National Railway Museum in York, UK

Interested parties are invited to contact Pulsar Instruments Plc in the first place on 01723 518011 to discuss or visit the company website.

Link to website


Pascale O'Rourke
Pulsar Instruments Plc
+44 1723 518011

Wednesday 7 December 2016 / file under Automotive | Bearings | Construction | Engineering | Machinery | Safety