June 16 - June 30, 2020

Course Overview

To provide the student with an appreciation of the nature of noise hazards in the workplace and the effects of noise on people. It also details the approach in carrying out noise assessments in the workplace and in the general environment, and to determine the significance of measurement data in relation to the various standards for compliance.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course successfully the student will be able to:

1 describe the consequences to health and well-being of excessive exposure to noise;

2 understand the measurement (including dosimetry) of noise in relation to current standards;

3 conduct surveys in the workplace to assess risks from noise;

4 advise on the need and means of control including PPE;

5 appreciate and advise on environmental noise assessment;

6 understand current standards and good practice in the fields of occupational and environmental noise assessment.

Course Content

1 Physics of Noise

2 Human Response to Noise

3 Machinery Noise

4 Assessment of Noise Risk

5 Noise Control and Hearing Protection

6 Introduction to Environmental Noise

7 Standards and Good Practice