Audiometric Screening for Businesses - Competent Persons Course

How to Perform Hearing Tests in Industrial Audiometry

Course Information

Cost Per Person: £975.00 (£1170.00 inc VAT)

Quote available on request.

Course Length: 3 days

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In partnership with AlbaCare, Castle Group are able to offer this BSA Accredited Industrial Audiometry Competency Training Course, which covers audiometric testing for people and companies who need to carry out hearing tests for employees.

The course gives practical training on carrying out hearing tests as well as covering the theory and information about noise and acoustics for hearing tests so results can be analysed and understood.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed specifically for people who are responsible for or who run audiometric testing programmes in industry. Organisations require such programmes to be run by a competent person.

Aims and Objectives

This course is designed to give the delegates an in-depth working knowledge of audiometric testing programmes through practical learning. The high content of hands-on experience with both manual and automatic audiometers leaves attendees ready-to-go.

The course focuses heavily on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidelines Note MS26.

  • To give a background to hearing loss and handicap
  • To ensure that you have an understanding of the principles of acoustics
  • To develop basic otoscopic examination skills
  • To give an in-depth insight into audiometric techniques
  • To develop an understanding of monitoring audiometry
  • To give you an insight into audiograms and categorisation
  • To review and understand hearing conservation programmes
  • To look at personal hearing protection

Course Overview

The course consists of 2 modules, which are structured in the following way.

Module 1 Three Day Course

Day 1 of the course covers subjects from basic acoustics through to the principles of monitoring audiometry. Day 2 is dedicated to techniques of audiometry and is very hands-on. Day 3 looks at issues related to Hearing Conservation Programmes (HCP) and Personal Protection.

Module 2 Examination

This is an optional examination which has both written and practical elements. It is held at the end of Day 3 and forms the basis of the course assessment. Passing the examination results in a Certificate of Competence. A certificate of attendance will be given to anyone who does not enter or does not pass the exam.

"Great course. Mac is a very good coach, money well spent. Came to the course a novice and left competent!!"
Simon Tuffey, P & B Metal Components Ltd. - 21st Feb 2012

"Excellent trainer, very much enjoyed no death by power-point."
Kevin Shaw, Lancaster City Council - 13th Nov 2012

"I found the course very good and very informative, course trainer was excellent."
Teri Hackett, Reckitt Benckiser - 13th Nov 2012

"Well organized, great hospitality. Good in-depth knowledge on the subject."
Andrea Weatherly, Bernard Mathews Foods - 13th Nov 2012

"Outstanding, learned a great deal confirmed prior knowledge. Great tutor., cheers."
Chris Leggett, NSK Bearings Europe Limited - 12th Nov 2015

"Thank you for an interesting informative course. I feel I have learnt the best practice and can go and set up an audiometric programme confident that we will get it right."
Heidi Moore, Bernard Mathews Foods - 2nd Jul 2013

"Excellent course with a very good tutor 'Mac' a wealth of experience to impact and does so with gusto!! Very enjoyable."
Sharron Lowrie, EMI Company Limited - 21st Feb 2012

"Course was brilliant, I really enjoyed it the tutor was absolutely competent and answered all my questions."
Rosen Andreev, ABP Ellesmere - 15th Feb 2011

"Very good course, material was very good. No words to describe the tutor."
Marisa Tavares, ABP Ellesmer - 15th Feb 2011

"Fantastic training days, really enjoyed Leo's teaching style. Real experts in this field which is really benifical."
Jason King, Safestyle UK - 12th Nov 2015

This is a random sample of the 26 testimonials we have for the Audiometric Screening for Businesses - Competent Persons Course.

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  • Gary Crane, PandA Metal Components Ltd

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