Environmental Hazards

Introduction to Noise Awareness

This course will look at what employers must do with regards to noise reduction and what employees can do to preserve their hearing. Hearing loss caused by noise at work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone, it will never come back!
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Course Description 

With noise pollution increasing, protecting our hearing is something we all need to be aware of. It is impossible to avoid all noise; and who doesn’t like to listen to music, drive fast cars, watch movies and be part of sporting crowds.

However, these are your own choices in your own free time. If you work in a noisy environment, however, your employer has a legal duty to provide you with adequate hearing protection.

This course will look at what employers must do with regards to noise reduction and what employees can do to preserve their hearing. Hearing loss caused by noise at work is preventable, but once your hearing has gone, it will never come back!

Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to teach you about the following subjects:

  • The rules and regulations governing noise at work 
  • How to assess the noise levels at your workplace 
  • What effect these sounds can have on your health 
  • How to control and reduce the noise levels
  • Hearing protection