Noise Assessment / Regulation

Course Content

The aim of the course is to inform the participants of the current regulations, the effects of noise / occupational deafness and precautions which can be taken to reduce the level of noise affecting the individual.

Knowledge of the environment and machinery in which the participant performs his/her duties.

The duration will be one day.

Optimum Number:
The optimum number of persons on this course will be 10.

Training Aids:
Lecture notes, audio-visual presentation, demonstration and practice.

Participants will be assessed by means of a written test.

Participants will be awarded with a Roxby Training Limited Certificate.


Course Syllabus

Introduction to the centre
Domestic & Safety Requirements


Definition of noise
acoustical terms i.e. frequency, decibels

The Anatomy of the Ear

The external ear
The outer ear
The Middle ear
The inner ear
The propagation of sound in a healthy ear

Hearing Loss

Age based deafness
noise induced deafness

The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974

Section 2 – General duties of employers toward employee
Section 7 – General duties of employees at work

The Noise at Work Regulations 1989

Case Law

Common Law Duties - Thompson & others V Smiths Ship repairers
- (North Shields) Limited (1984)

- McCafferty V Metropolitan Police Receiver (1977)

Controlling Noise Exposure

Noise reduction at source
Modification of noise routes
Noise control progamme
Personal Protective Equipment (Hearing Protection Programme)

Dates available on request.



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