Noise Awareness Online Course

Noise Awareness Online Course

1-2 Hours1-2 Hours
Interactive Interactive
Cost effectiveCost effective

Being exposed to high levels of noise can cause permanent and irreversible damage to your hearing. It can be life changing and devastating for the sufferer, so it’s vital that workers who carry out their job roles in loud environments are well protected.

But it’s not just our hearing that can suffer – general health and wellbeing can be impacted, too, if safety measures aren’t put in place.

This online course in noise awareness looks at ways to keep people’s exposure to an absolute minimum. You’ll explore the risks associated with noise emissions and what legislation is in place for employers.

Find out how to carry out a risk assessment, put control measures in place and protect yourself and your colleagues from harm.


By the end of this 1-2 hour online course, you will:

  • Understand the effects that extreme exposure to high levels of noise can have on our hearing
  • Appreciate the associated health risks of long term exposure to noise
  • Know how we measure noise, and what the suitable noise level is for a workplace
  • Have an understanding of noise control legislation
  • Be aware of employer and employee responsibilities under the regulations
  • Explain how noise levels are set by exposure action values, which must not be exceeded
  • Be able to perform a noise risk assessment at work
  • Recognise how noise in your workplace poses a threat to workers’ safety, hearing and general wellbeing
  • Learn how to reduce risks of prolonged noise exposure at your workplace
  • Be able to implement preventative control measures, such as heath surveillances


This online training course covers the following topic areas:

  • An introduction to noise awareness – who is at risk?
  • The effects of noise exposure on our health and our hearing
  • How to measure noise
  • Why it’s important to be aware of noise exposure
  • The Controls of Noise at Work Regulations (2005)
  • Legislation – what are employers and employees responsible for?
  • Exposure action values
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Risk assessments – what are they, and who should carry them out?
  • Spot the hazards and identify who is at risk
  • Sound measuring equipment
  • The hierarchy of control
  • Assess the risks and implement control measures
  • Review and update your risk assessment
  • Reducing risks – purchasing policy, equipment supply, workplace layout
  • Job rotation, engineering controls
  • Training, PPE and health surveillance


At the end of this noise awareness training course, you will take an online exam containing 15 multiple-choice questions. The exam is marked automatically and you’ll find out your results straight away. A pass mark of 80% is required, however, if you are unsuccessful, you can re-take the exam as many times as you need to at no extra charge.

Who is this Course for?

This noise awareness course is for anyone who works in a noisy workplace, such as a factory, nightclub or school.

Being exposed to high levels of noise for a prolonged period of time can have detrimental health effects, so employers need to meet the legal requirements to protect staff members from harm. This course will help you take the necessary steps to reduce noise emissions, set up control measures and provide guidance for workers.

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