Noise Awareness

To provide an awareness of the health effects associated with noise and the control measures which should be in place to minimise exposure to noise at work.



  • Describe the general characteristics and terminology of sound and noise.
  • Describe the health effects of noise.
  • Identify legislation related to noise at the workplace.
  • Identify ways to control and prevent health risks due to noise.
  • Characteristics of Sound
  • Measuring Sound: Decibel Scale
  • Frequency Weightings
  • Physiology of the Human Ear
  • Effects of Noise
  • Legislation
  • Identifying and Assessing Risks of
  • Noise Exposure
  • Control and Prevention of Noise
  • Hazards
  • PPE
  • Minimising Noise
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