Noise Awareness

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People who are at higher risk of exposure to noise need to be able to protect themselves from hearing damage. This course explores the consequences of exposure to noise and the ways that workers can keep themselves safe.

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Course Description

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All about this course

This Noise Awareness course covers everything that you need to know about keeping yourself and others safe when working in conditions where you are exposed to noise. The units cover what noise is, how to measure sound, safety equipment as well as legislation relating to noise in the workplace.

The signs and symptoms of temporary and permanent hearing loss are discussed so that students are aware of the consequences of over-exposure to noise. Risk assessment skills will also be explored so that the chances of hearing damage is reduced.

This course is suitable for people who are at risk of noise, this includes construction workers, road workers, demolition workers, manufacturing workers and agricultural workers. On completion of the course, students will feel they have better knowledge on noise and the risks it can have to peoples health. Students will also know now how to keep themselves and others safe at work.

In order to complete our Noise Awareness course, you must achieve 80% or more in the final multiple choice quiz.

You will earn 3 CPD points on completion of the course, this course will take around 3 hours to complete and the certificate will last for two years.

  • Fully CPD registered
  • Completed online with instant downloadable certificate
  • Fully printed certificate posted next day
  • Covers all required legislation and practices
  • Explains the risks of exposure to noise
  • Counted as staff training on noise awareness
  • Complete the online multiple choice assessment as many times as you need to pass

Units covered

  • Unit 1 – Introduction to noise – In our first unit we will be looking at what noise is, including what sound is and how the characteristics of sound waves affect the level of noise. We will also look at the terminology used in sound measurement and explore the decibel scales and frequency weightings in further detail.
  • Unit 2 – Noise legislation – In this unit we will be exploring the general legislation such as Health and Safety Work Act 1974, the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, Noise at Work Regulations 1989 and the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. We will also look at environmental noise legislation applicable to workplaces.
  • Unit 3 – The human ear and noise health effects – In this unit we will explore the physiology of the human ear, including the three main sections. We will also learn about some of the health effects that can occur from exposure to hazardous noise levels and the temporary and permanent effects. We will also look at some of the signs and symptoms of hearing loss.
  • Unit 4 – Identifying, assessing and controlling risks – This unit will look at the overall requirements of noise risk assessment in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, we will also explore why risk assessments are important and will cover the legal, moral and financial reasons. We will also explore the steps that should be taken when carrying out a risk assessment
  • Unit 5 – Safety aspects for consideration – This unit will look at an overview of why noise needs to be controlled and will look at how sound waves can reach workers in the workplace. We will also explore methods of controlling risks.
  • Unit 6 – Training and safety equipment – In our final unit we will be considering the different types of noise training and why it is required to complete them. We will also look at what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is and why it shouldn’t be the first choice in control measures. This unit will finish off by exploring the requirements for maintenance of hearing protection.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about this course and others that we offer. If you still have any questions, simply contact our course advisors on 0800 077 3063 or email

How long does the course take to complete?

This course takes a few hours to complete and you can do this without any restrictions. This means you can buy the course and start at any time. You can also begin your learning, stop and come back to the course to pick up where you left off.

Is this Noise Awareness course accredited?

Yes the course is fully accredited through the CPD Certification Service. They review all of our content to check for quality, depth and that the material is fully up-to-date. Each year our membership with the service is renewed and all courses are thoroughly checked prior to being accredited.

Will I get a certificate when I finish?

Yes, as soon as you finish this course you can immediately download a PDF version of your personalised certificate. We also then send a fully printed copy to you by first class post.

How long does the certificate last?

The certificate after finishing this course lasts for 2 years until expiry which is when we recommend completing the training again. Some industries may require an update to CPD more frequently than this and others may not but, as a standard rule, we recommend completing the Noise Awareness course every 2 years to ensure it is fresh in your mind and you understanding the latest regulations.

What are the benefits of completing this Noise Awareness course online?

By completing this course online you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Having the ability to complete the units at a time to suit you engages your learning much more and enables you to interact and soak up the information easier.

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This course has been checked and assured for quality and accuracy by RoSPA, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, to ensure it meets their exacting standards and is up-to-date. Formed over 100 years ago, RoSPA are committed to increasing safety measures and reducing accidents throughout numerous industries as well as campaigning for better standards in health and safety worldwide.

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Noise Awareness course
Noise Awareness
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