The general rule of thumb is if you have to raise your voice during a conversation, for example in a factory, then you will certainly benefit from a survey.
The Noise Regulations require you to take specific action at certain action values. These relate to:
The values are:
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (Noise Regulations 2005) require employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. The Regulations require you as an employer to:
In order to assess the level of risk to employees, we undertake a site visit (Compliant with Covid-19 Risk Assessment) and use calibrated class 1 sound level meter to:
After the survey we provide a report that gives average and peak noise exposures for your employees and site, we can also provide a noise site map. (locations / equipment etc.) We also provide advice and recommendations on suitable control measures, including elimination and reduction through management and engineering controls, assessment of current hearing protection and advice on selection of new equipment.
We also provide advice, information and training for employees.