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Training_imageOccupational Noise Awareness

The ‘One Day Awareness Courses’ focus on key facts and will give delegates from any background an understanding of the issues relating to the measurement and control of noise in their workplace.  It is also suitable as a ‘refresher course’ for customers who may not have used their noise measuring equipment for some time.

The following and many other questions will be answered clearly:

  • How can I determine whether we have a noise problem and, if so, who is at risk?
  • How do I comply with the NEW ‘Controlling Noise in the Workplace’ regulations?
  • What do I need to measure and why should I calibrate my sound monitoring equipment?
  • How do I apply my measurements to he NEW action levels and legal limits?
  • What should I do if we exceed any of these levels or limits?


Course Overview

  • Introduction and Welcome
  • Basic Noise Theory.  What is sound? The decibel scale, adding and subtracting noise levels
  • Noise Units and Terminology: What are the basic units used for noise measurement, and what terminology will you find when using noise measurement instruments?
  • The NEW EU Physical Agents (Noise) Directive: What are the key changes in the new regulations & how will they affect noise risk assessments and surveys?
  • BS4142 Industry standard overview: Method for rating industrial noise affecting mixed residential and industrial areas
  • Noise Control Basics: The basics of noise control, reverberation in large spaces and simple noise control applications
  • How to measure Noise: What instruments are suitable for different applications, area measurements and personal noise exposure measurements?
  • Using Sound Level Meters & Noise Dosemeters: Practical considerations of using noise measurement instrumentation for ‘real world measurements’
  • Recording information & reporting noise measurements: Reporting noise measurements and providing an ‘Action Plan’
  • Practical Workshop: Your chance to make some noise measurements under the guidance of experienced professionals
  • Worked Examples then Open Discussion: Delegates will get the valuable opportunity to reflect and practice within the group what we have learnt during the day

The practical session will give delegates a clear revision of noise terminology and the use of Sound Level Meters and Personal Noise Dosimeters


Course Duration:

1 day

Assessment and Certification:

Understanding of the course material is evaluated by means of multi-choice questions and a hazard spotting exercise.

Delegates who successfully complete the written and practical assessments can choose between Natural Safety Solutions certificate or a credit card-sized NSS ‘passport’ card.


Public (open) course: From £199 + VAT per delegate*                     * Discounts available for multiple bookings on individual courses.

Our price includes:

  • Delegate registration
  • Course fees
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Natural Safety Solutions Certificate on successful completion

This course can also be run as an in-house (closed) course. Please contact Natural Safety Solutions  for a quote on 07580255819 or email us at

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Order Occupational Noise Awareness Per Person @ £199.00