Management of Noise at the Workplace

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Manage Noise at the Workplace

Manage Noise at the WorkplaceCourse structure:

Loud Noise exposure limit
Effects of continuous exposure
Health effects
Noise zoning; and the need for Noise zones.
Sources of noise
Protective measures at the workplace
Protective measures to be taken against noise
Management of personal protective equipment

Course outcomes:

This course is structured so that you can understand the requirements pertaining to noise exposure in a workplace.

Manage Noise at the Workplace is important for the following reasons:

  1. Understanding Noise Sources: Employees learn about various noise sources in the workplace, such as machinery, equipment, and tools. By understanding these sources, they can take appropriate precautions to minimize exposure.
  2. Health Impacts: The training covers the health effects of prolonged exposure to high noise levels. For instance, continuous exposure to loud noise can lead to hearing loss, tinnitus, and other auditory problems.
  3. Protective Measures: Employees receive guidance on protective measures, including wearing hearing protection (such as earplugs or earmuffs) and maintaining safe distances from noisy equipment.
  4. Compliance with Limits: Organizations must comply with noise exposure limits set by regulatory bodies. Training ensures that employees and management understand these limits and take necessary actions to stay within them.
  5. Workplace Design: Proper noise management involves designing workspaces to reduce noise propagation. Examples include soundproofing walls, using noise-absorbing materials, and scheduling noisy tasks during off-peak hours.

Target group:
This course is aimed at all employees in the workplace.

An attendance certificate will be issued in electronic formatin PDF

 SAQA unit standard:
Aligned to unit standard 259602 Describe sources of and control measures for noise in a workplace

The skill, knowledge, and values reflected in this unit standard likewise form part of the exit level outcomes required for the National Certificate in Environmental Practice NQF Level 2.