OHTA503 – Noise Measurement and its Effects

OHTA503 - Noise Measurement and its effects


The course is a core module for the International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOHTA). It is designed to be delivered as a 5-day taught programme including student assessment. The student manual can be used as a free-standing reference for those wishing to study independently.
Materials available for download include the syllabus, student manual, tutor guide, powerpoint slides, overnight and practical exercises.

Course overview


  • Understand the nature of noise hazards in the workplace and the effects of noise on people.
  • Learn how to assess noise in the workplace and in the general environment.
  • Assess the significance of measurement data against compliance standards.

You will learn to

  • Describe the consequences to health and well being of excessive exposure to noise.
  • Understand the measurement (including dosimetry) of noise against current standards.
  • Conduct surveys in the workplace to assess risks from noise.
  • Advise on the need for and means of control including PPE.
  • Appreciate and advise on environmental noise assessment.
  • Understand current standards and good practice in these fields.