Certificate of Competence in Workplace Noise Risk Assessment (CCWNRA)

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Organisation profile

M&A provides services and solutions to the public and private sectors in occupational hygiene, noise and vibration.   We deliver a range of Institute of Acoustics (IOA) training courses in noise assessment. We also provide training courses in occupational hygiene which are accredited by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). Our consultancy services include Occupational Hygiene Assessment, Building Acoustics, Air Quality Assessment, Noise and vibration (routine monitoring and assessment).  We also provide assessments and guidance for planning & environmental licence applications and noise control & attenuation.   We provide tailored training seminars and workshops and help clients develop and manage Hearing Conservation Programmes.  Expert witness testimony and support are also provided by our experienced consultants.

Training aim

Provides delegates with theory and practice in noise risk assessment to enable them to advise and assist employers and to demonstrate competence in the assessment of workplace noise.

Learning objectives

After completing the course, candidates should be able to:
Explain the requirements of current legislation and regulations.
Understand the elements of risk assessment, noise exposure assessment and make satisfactory measurements of noise levels.
Assess noise exposure levels of employees.
Advise on the components of a Noise Action Plan.
Select suitable hearing protection & identify the need for noise reduction.

Discuss and assess the effectiveness of noise control techniques.

Course outline

Training is provided in an interactive and engaging format by well-practiced experts. The course combines practical sessions using acoustic survey equipment and simulated industrial exposure scenarios where candidates develop their survey and assessment techniques.

The course follows the prescribed Institute of Acoustics (IOA) syllabus and it additionally addresses some of the differences in legal and procedural matters which arise between the UK and Irish jurisdictions. 

Trainer's profile

Moloney & Associates - Acoustic & Environmental Consultants employ experienced and qualified consultants. All of their course tutors combine excellent academic qualifications with many years’ practical experience and their training is focused and practical. Comprehensive details of the trainers' credentials can be provided on request along with testimonials from course attendees.

Course duration

5 days (including revision and examination).

Assessment & certification

Candidates are assessed by way of examination and practical test and on passing are issued with an IOA Certificate of Competence.

Who should attend

Engineers, managers, technical and scientific staff, consultants, health and safety officers, and individuals who need a working knowledge of noise measurement, risk assessment and noise control.