Noise Assessments

Noise Assessment

Noise Assessments – Testing Workplace Noise Levels

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 requires employers to complete a noise risk assessment identifying ways they can prevent or reduce the risks to their employees’ health and safety which come from being exposed to noise at work.

The following checks will help you determine if there are noise risks in your workplace:

  • Does the work involve lengthy exposure to music, for example a manufacturing or construction based working environment or working within pubs, clubs, live music venues or orchestras?
  • Is the noise intrusive i.e. similar to the noise found on a busy street, for most of the day?
  • Do people have to raise their voices to carry out a normal conversation for at least part of the working day?
  • Are noisy tools used for more than half an hour a day?

If you answered yes to any of the above then it’s likely that you would be required to provide noise assessments for your staff.

ELAS Occupational Health can help.

Our professional noise assessments and noise surveys comply with all current legislation, and include the measurement of the equivalent continuous sound pressure level (A-weighted leq) as well as the highest sound pressure level (C-weighted true peak).

We will visit your premises and evaluate the noise risks through fixed point and personal dose meter readings. You will receive full reports with all the findings and identifying any employees who might be at risk. Our specialists will work with you to develop an appropriate hearing conservation programme to outlining ways in which you can reduce noise levels to protect your employees hearing and comply with all legal requirements.

Call our team on 0845 862 8040 to find out more.