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Occupational Hygiene - Workplace Noise Assessments

You must assess noise pollution in the workplace to ensure you are protecting your employees serious exposure to noise. The first procedure should be estimating how your employees may be at risk. Several things need to be taken into account, the work they currently do, the ways in which they conduct the work and how the work might differ from day to day.

Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 came into action on the 6th April 2006. Legal requirements state that noise in the workplace should be 80-85 dB(A) as a maximum. Noise pollution at work can cause hearing loss and people often experience temporary hearing loss after leaving their place of work. This is something that shouldn’t be ignored so if your employees are at risk get into contact with us today.

As an employer it is your obligation to reduce health/safety risks from noise by following a few simple procedures:

  • Taking action to reduce noise exposure.
  • Supply employees with hearing protection if noise exposure cannot be reduced to 80-85Db (A).
  • Making sure you follow the legal limits on noise exposure to protect your employees.
  • Provide employees with approrpriate information, instructions and training if required.
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