The aim of this assignment is to develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the practices associated with the management of physical agents in the work environment within the framework of relevant guidance, legislation and research.
On completion of the project the student should:
• Have an in-depth understanding of the philosophy and principles of managing physical agents
• Have an appreciation of the issues associated with physical agents within an organisation, how these are measure and managed.
• Demonstrate an ability to select relevant data and information from appropriate scientific sources and to provide an in-depth and critical evaluation of the information therein, whilst showing an understanding of the relevant practical implications.
• Be able to use relevant sources of information,
Write a 3000 word management report (excluding appendices) on a detailed evaluation of noise exposure, prevention and control in a workplace of your choice. The report must include a brief executive summary and an action plan as an appendix.
Where actual measurements are not possible you should consider using published examples of exposure to underpin your decision-making. Where you consider exposure monitoring to be appropriate you should justify it and provide details of how this would be undertaken.
The use of photographs, diagrams, etc. is encouraged. You should ensure that you fully reference your report with an appropriate range of guidance, legislation (where present), standards and research material. Consideration of costs and long-term benefits of controls should also form part of your critical discussion.
You are free to make any reasonable assumptions about the company and these should be included where appropriate as an appendix to the report.