Around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. However, this damage is preventable if the right steps are taken but once your hearing has gone it will not come back.
This course starts by going into detail about how dangerous noise can be in the workplace, and the main safety issues you should be aware of. It will take you through some of the simple science, the main laws that apply and introduce you to noise level limits. It also covers some of the specific health risks and how to avoid them by producing risk assessments, action plans and through the provision of appropriate Personal Protective Equipment. The course will conclude by examining how to provide information and instructions to employees, along with the most professional way to conduct workforce health surveillance.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Understand the issue of noise in the workplace and conditions associated with excessive noise.
- Identify the relevant legislation in place to ensure the safety of all who work in place with excessive noise.
- State where you can acquire additional guidance.
- Recognise the hierarchy of control and its application to the reduction of noise. Applying the hierarchy to risk assessments and action plans to tackle jobs that create loud noise or expose employees to noise.
- Evaluate the use of Personal Protective Equipment.
This course is aimed at people that work in industries where excessive noise is a potential hazard. These include factories, manufacturing environments, entertainment, hospitality, mining, construction and metal working to name a few.
One of the key points this course is intended to teach is why it is so important to undertake and action points outlined in a noise risk assessment. This may include the use of PPE, limiting how long workers are exposed to noise or a number of other control measures that must be understood and followed. Understanding the risks and why controls are in place will mean workers are much more likely to consistently adhere to them.
IIRSM approval means that this course meets the rigorous standards of this leading industry body.
Online training is flexible, efficient and cost-effective, so candidates can progress through the modules at their own pace, in their own time, making it easy to fit the training around their work and personal life.
Many of our other Health and Safety courses compliment this one include, Working Safely, COSHH, Abrasive Wheels and Asbestos Awareness.