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RON - Strategic Planning for Reduction of Occupational Noise Exposure


Having a noise management system does not necessarily guarantee a reduction in noise exposure levels. This can only be achieved by a Noise Control Plan that sets out specific actions to be carried out according to a schedule by people who are accountable for measurable improvements.

An effective noise control plan needs to take into account an organisation’s policy and goals for exposure reduction.

For example, one organisation may have a goal to reduce exposure for the greatest number of workers. Another organisation may have a goal to reduce noise exposure only for those at greatest risk of hearing damage.

The noise control plan must take into account these different strategic approaches to target exposure reduction where it is needed.

SVT Training's course will show you how to develop a cost effective noise control plan that will actually reduce occupational noise exposure.

Course Duration

1 day


  • Noise control policy
  • Different strategies for reducing exposure
  • Quantification of risk for noise exposure
  • Prioritisation of noise controls
  • Demonstration of ALARP for noise control
  • Noise control planning for new projects
  • Noise control planning for existing workplaces
  • Noise control solutions

Who Should Attend

  • Occupational hygienists and advisors
  • Anyone responsible for planning noise control
  • Managers and supervisors responsible for people exposed to noise
  • Noise officers looking to expand their skill set

Learning outcomes

  • Understanding strategic objectives for noise control: ‘Who is being targeted and what noise sources affect them?’
  • Evaluating risk and prioritising noise controls
  • Setting practical goals
  • Essential contents of a noise control plan
  • Understanding of basic noise control techniques