Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement

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Organisation profile

Shorcontrol Safety is a safety company specialising in safety and environmental training, alongside selling, hiring & calibrating confined space and working at heights equipment. Shorcontrol Safety is FETAC registered and delivers variety of  training courses, accredited to FETAC, IOSH, IOA, RoSPA, NEBOSH, BOHS, RSA and WJA.

Training aim

The aims of the course are to:

Provide delegates with a basic knowledge of the methodology of environmental noise measurement including the use and accuracy requirements of sound level meters

Learning objectives

Make reliable measurements of background noise and noise from a variety of sources, according to the requirements of the relevant British Standard or guidance document
Present and interpret measurement data in a form suitable for inclusion in a consultant’s report
Demonstrate an ability to measure noise levels in a manner appropriate to established rating procedures, guidance documents and standards set by local authorities

Identify in outline the principle methods of noise control

Course outline

Basic Concepts and Noise Units
Instrumentation for Environmental Noise Measurement
Noise Indices and Measurement Methodology for Environmental Noise Measurement
Environmental Noise Measurement in Practice

Basic Understanding of Noise Propagation and Control

Trainer's profile

Stephen Magee is the Acoustics consultant with Shorcontrol Safety and holds a MSC in Physics and a diploma in Acoustics and Noise control (MIOA). He is a member of the occupational hygiene society of Ireland and has a certificate of competence from the British Occupational Hygiene society in the measurement of Hazardous substances

Course duration

5 days (includes exam day)

Assessment & certification

Written Examination (2 1/2 hours) Practical Test and Report Preparation (2 hours)

Who should attend

The course is intended for technical and scientific staff in local authorities,environmental consultancies and companies whose employment requirethem to gain a working knowledge of noise measurements.