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Noise at Work Assessment | Noise Risk Assessment

Control of Noise at Work Regulations | Noise Survey

An employer is required by law (Noise at work Regulations 2005) to identify the exposure of excessive noise to their employees. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (CoNAWR) have been developed in order to comply with the European Union Physical Agents (Noise) Directive (2003/10/EC) which aims to protect workers from risks to their health arising from exposure to noise.


A new exposure limit value has been introduced, which takes into account the benefit of any hearing protection worn and hence applies to the noise level experienced at the ear. This must not be exceeded under any circumstances; A need to undertake audiometric monitoring / sound test / noise test / and health surveillance of individuals with noise exposure levels above the upper exposure action value.


Changes to the regulations (compared to the previous 1989 Noise at Work Regulations) include the following:


New lower and upper exposure action values.


Following the introduction of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, employers have a responsibility to ensure that workers' hearing is protected from excessive noise exposure at their place of work. This means the appropriate control and reduction methods.


The legislation came into force on 6th April 2006.


Are your employees being correctly protected against workplace noise? Do you have the appropriate hearing protection and risk assessments for noise at work? Impact Acoustics provide detailed noise at work assessments to ensure that the workplace meets health and safety guidlines. 


How much do noise at work assessments cost?

 

To find out more or receive a quotation please contact Impact Acoustics.

Impact Acoustics can provide a full suite of assessment and design services to ensure compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations:


On completion we will provide a full written report including recommendations of
any remedial work as required


Onsite noise assessments carried out to determine the daily exposure of noise to employees


Recommendation of additional noise reduction measures, including acoustic products and hearing  protectors


Recommendation on the most appropriate noise control methods


Advice on the design and layout of the workplace to ensure lower noise levels