Why do I need to measure the noise in my workplace?
High noise levels can cause both short and long-term damage to hearing, from tinnitus to considerable levels of hearing loss and deafness.
Protection from high levels of noise has been a part of the Health and Safety regulations for a long time, the Noise at Work Regulations (2005) cover almost every worker, making sure workplaces are doing enough to protect them.
We can undertake full on-site noise at work surveys for all your workers, be it workshop, construction site or mobile workers.
Initially we will speak to your managers and staff to understand a normal working day. We then measure the noise levels that different workers are exposed to from all the different activities that they are involved in during the day.
What happens during a survey?
Using the working pattern information and the noise data measured using our “state of the art” equipment supplied by Cirrus, we assess the noise exposure and current controls for your different employees. Where workers are exposed to noise levels higher than the recommended exposure action values we will provide advice on hearing protection provisions for employers and workers. This will include the level of hearing protection, and whether it is is optional or mandatory, in line with the Regulations.
We will also advise on requirements for Audiometry Occupational Health Support.
The Noise at Work Regulations have an objective to continually reduce noise levels which workers are exposed to. We can advise on measures that can be taken to reduce the levels by controlling noise at source, as well as annual assessments for companies. With our help you can develop a noise strategy to reduce noise exposure, showing compliance with one of the key aims of the Regulations, whilst protecting your workers.
Our findings are provided in a report suitable to use as a competent assessment of the risk.