If you are considering purchasing or utilising a sound level meter and need training on its use and on noise at work regulations, Pulsar Instruments has added three new dates in 2014 for their series of one-day noise awareness training courses. The courses are designed for managers and safety professionals responsible for staff working in noisy environments and will provide the information and noise measurement skills needed to comply with the latest regulations. The courses will be delivered on behalf of Pulsar Instruments by a member of the Institute of Acoustics, Graham Ellicott, M.Sc. Acoustics, Vibration and Noise Control. The noise awareness training course includes basic noise theory, terminology, noise control basics and how best to maximise the use of sound level meters and noise dosimeters. There is a practical workshop focusing on operating the equipment, downloading measurements and reporting the findings. The course would suit health & safety managers, safety officers, environmental health managers, site managers and all those seeking an understanding of the key issues relating to the measurement of noise in the workplace. Noise awareness training course dates:
- Weds 23 April 2014 Sandown Park Racecourse, Sandown (Surrey)
- Weds 11 June 2014 Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham
- Weds 24 September 2014 National Railway Museum, York
Contact Pulsar Instruments to book a course.
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Managing noise risks
By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that you can protect the hearing of your employees. If your risk assessment shows that you have a noise problem then you may need to measure noise levels. The HSE has a fantastic range of resources on Noise at Work. There are sections to read if you are an employee worried about your hearing. If you are an employer, you can access guidance on your responsibilities, how to assess the risks and on how to manage noise to protect your workers. Whether you are a worker in a noisy environment or an employer interested in protecting workers’ hearing, start with the HSE noise resources. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
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Noise awareness training by PPE.