High levels of noise can be a factor in many working environments, particularly where plant and machinery is used. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (otherwise known as the Noise Regulations) aim to ensure that employees hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, so there may be an ongoing requirement for noise assessment.
The Noise Regulations state “The level at which employers must provide hearing protection and hearing protection zones is now 85 decibels (daily or weekly average exposure) and the level at which employers must assess the risk to workers' health and provide them with information and training is now 80 decibels. There is also an exposure limit value of 87 decibels, taking account of any reduction in exposure provided by hearing protection, above which workers must not be exposed.”
ISI’s Noise Assessment service is a full site survey, using acoustic measuring equipment to determine what, if any, noise control is required. We will provide you with a comprehensive report of the findings and possible solutions.
This protects the employer from future claims relating to loss of hearing by employees. This is becoming more important as society becomes increasing litigious, a phenomenon fuelled by the "no-win-no-fee" solicitors.