Local Government Environmental Noise Course


Noise Dosimetry CourseNVMS’s 2-day Local Government Environmental Noise (LGEN) Course is aimed specifically at local government Environmental Health Officers and Compliance Officers who wish to increase their knowledge of environmental noise principles, practice and legislation.

The course is recognized by the WA Department of Environment Regulation, and complements their own 2-day Noise Refresher course, although any local govt employees are welcome to attend the LGEN course whether or not they are due for a DER Noise Refresher. The course covers all aspects of environmental noise from a physical and practical perspective, while the DER course covers the legislative aspects in more detail.

LGEN Course subjects include:

  • Basic Acoustics
  • Acoustic Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • WA Env Noise Regulations in Brief
  • Assessment of Intrusive Characteristics
  • Outdoor Sound Propagation
  • Weather Effects on Measurements
  • Applying the Regulations in Practice
  • Calculating Influencing Factors and Assessment of Compliance
  • Noise Prediction and Modelling

Course Structure

The course is divided into presentations using Powerpoint, audio demonstrations, worked examples and Q&A sessions.
Attendees receive a complete set of Powerpoint slide handouts as well as additional relevant material. Participants are encouraged to bring their own sound level meters (although not essential).

Who Should Attend

Environmental Health Officers and Compliance Officers at all levels, who wish to further their knowledge of practical acoustics and all aspects of noise in the environment. There are no pre-requisites as we assume no prior acoustics knowledge. Those EHOs who do have some prior experience will find the first few sessions useful revision.

Training Facility

Courses are held at our dedicated training centre in West Leederville.