August 12 - August 19, 2024

Course Overview

This course aims to:

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:

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

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

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

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

• appreciate and advise on environmental noise assessment and concern;

• understand current standards and good practice in these fields.

Course Content

Normally run as a 5 day taught course [minimum 45 hours including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].

There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.


Topic Title Time Allocation
1 Physics of Noise 10%
2 Human Response to Noise 10%
3 Machinery Noise 10%
4 Assessment of Noise Risk 25%
5 Noise Control and Hearing Protection 25%
6 Introduction to Environmental Noise 10%
7 Standards and Good Practice 10%