Noise Dosimetry Course

Noise Dosimetry CourseNVMS’s 1-day Noise Dosimetry Course is aimed at approved Noise Officers and those who assist them in carrying out occupational noise dosimetry measurements to fulfill the requirements of the Resources Safety Division of the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP).

Although primarily for the benefit of mine-site occupational noise assessors, the course is also relevant to non-minesite noise assessors working under the authority of Worksafe WA, NOPSEMA and other Australian authorities.

The course gives a detailed but understandable insight into noise dosimetry. Subjects include:

  • Introduction to Noise Dosimetry
  • Basic Acoustics
  • Acoustic Analysis
  • Instrumentation
  • Dosimeter Parameters
  • Interpreting the Results
  • Practical Dosimetry
  • Legislative Requirements

The content is based upon DMP’s requirements for practical dosimetry and reporting, and includes details of how to set up, calibrate and deploy dosimeters, how to read and download data, how to interpret and calculate results, how to complete the DMP reporting form, and legislative requirements and responsibilities.

Course Structure

The course is divided into short presentations accompanied by comprehensive lecture notes and background information, audio demonstrations, examples, calculations and hands-on practical work. Participants are encouraged to bring their own dosimeters with them but this is not a pre-requisite, as demonstration instruments will be available. Breaks between presentations allow delegates to ask questions, discuss relevant issues, and use instruments.

Who Should Attend

Noise Officers, noise assessors, health/hygiene technicians, noise consultants and anyone who uses noise dosimeters in their work will find this course extremely beneficial to their overall understanding of noise dosimeters and the process of dosimetry. There are no specific pre-requisites: Approved Noise Officers will find the early part of the course is useful revision of acoustics and sound analysis, while those with less experience will gain from the background information provided, before focusing more specifically on dosimeter use.

Training Facility

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