The EssentialSkillz Noise at Work online training explains what sound is and how it impacts both health and safety. The Noise Awareness training explains how noise and noise exposure are measured, so that the user can interpret noise surveys and use them in a risk assessment, but is not intended as a comprehensive course on carrying out noise surveys. The hierarchy of noise controls is explained, with an emphasis on eliminating sources of noise, reducing noise at source, and minimising time spent exposed to noise. Where hearing protection is needed to manage the residual risk, the Noise at Work training outlines how to select and wear hearing protection, although this is not a substitute for manufacturers’ information on products, or for a face-to-face demonstration and assessment of correct use of hearing protection.
Like all our courses, the EssentialSkillz Noise Awareness online training can be customised to meet your needs, enabling your workforce to understand the specific policies and procedures you have developed for your organisation. A designated course administrator can use the integrated authoring tool to edit the text and images within the course, and link to organisation-specific documentation, for example a map showing hearing protection areas in your workplace and the location of different types of hearing protection.