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Noise Assessment and Control

Employers are under a legal duty to prevent or control the exposure of their employees to noise. In order to do this, noise exposure must be assessed.

Action levels are set by the Noise at Work Regulations 2005 based on the exposure of employees over their working day.

Noise induced hearing loss is cumulative - the more exposure, the greater the loss.

• Has a noise assessment ever been made of your workplace?

• If yes, when was it done? Has anything changed since then?

• If no, is it necessary to raise my voice to talk to other people in the workplace?

The Noise at Work Regulations require that employers carry out an assessment of employee noise exposure where they are liable to be exposed to noise above 80 dB(A) (L,EP,d).

Noise assessments must be carried out by a “competent person” to established protocols, using a sound level meter which is subject to regular re-calibration. Interpretation of noise measurements requires a certain level of expertise and understanding - it is unlikely that many supervisors and managers will hold the necessary skills.

Peak HSE uses quality calibrated equipment to ensure that its noise surveys assist you in developing suitable and sufficient noise assessment.

Noise assessments may be subject to scrutiny by HSE, insurers and courts of law. 

Peak HSE has provided advice after "Fee for Intervention" letters have been issued by the HSE, in order to ensure assistance in meeting legal requirements.

Peak HSE can help you so that your noise assessment will stand up to scrutiny.

Having measured the noise, there is a requirement to develop an action plan to reduce it, ideally at source but, in practice, sometimes relying on the use of ear defenders. 

A noise assessment needs to establish that the chosen PPE gives the required degree of protection.

Peak HSE offer a service to carry out workplace noise assessments. Our comprehensive service includes:-

• Full Survey 

• Interpretive Report

• Recommendations for improvements

• Technical expertise and advice

Our service is carried out by trained and experienced staff and can be tailored to suit your exact needs.

Further information on noise can be found here:

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