Excessive noise in the workplace can have a serious negative impact on your employees' health and productivity, and it can lead to ringing in the ears and deafness if not dealt with as early as possible.
A Workplace Noise Assessment can help identify any danger, suggest improvements and put your mind at ease as an employer.
Noise is a workplace hazard that often gets overlooked because it isn’t a visible danger with immediate repercussions; however, exposure to excessive noise can lead to long-term hearing damage which may not come into effect until some months, or even years, down the line.
This particular hazard is most common in the construction industry but, the Control of Noise at Work Regulations now states that the level at which employers must assess the risk to workers’ health and provide them with information and training is now 80 decibels which is about the noise level of most vacuum cleaners. This could mean that your workplace falls into this category and is in need of a Noise Assessment.
Get in touch today by calling us on 0845 2626 260 to discuss your need for a Noise Assessment, or drop us an email
What is a Noise Assessment?
A noise assessment works similarly to most workplace risk assessments. A noise assessor will visit your premises and use a sound meter to measure the level of noise in your place of work so as to determine what risk it poses, if any, to your employees and any site visitors.
Our consultant will also be able to suggest ways in which to protect your employees if there is excessive noise at work so that you can ensure the safety of your employees and that you are meeting Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
This could includes measures such as providing anyone on site with appropriate PPE such as ear defenders or putting new procedures in place to limit the hours that employees are exposed to certain noises.
How can Guardian Support assist your business with a Noise Assessment?
Our Noise Assessment service includes:
- An onsite visit from your dedicated health and safety consultant
- A thoroughly conducted noise assessment using our calibrated measuring equipment
- Report of our findings, including training or PPE recommendations, provided to you both electronically and as a hard copy
- If you remain a client, this will be reviewed as and when required such as when there is a change in circumstances/noise levels
- Regular updates on health and safety news and legislation via our monthly e-newsletter
Our Health and Safety Consultants can visit your premises and conduct a Noise Assessment, call us on 0845 2626 260 to get yourself booked in