It is an employer’s responsibility to ensure compliance with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Within the workplace, employers must ensure that the foreseeable risk of personal exposure to noise is either eliminated at source or reduced to as low a level as reasonably practicable. An employer must make personal hearing protection available to employees who are exposed to noise at HSE defined exposure limits and maintain its efficient working order. There is also a requirement to place employees who are at risk under suitable health surveillance including hearing testing
To support you in achieving compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, Workplace Scientifics Ltd will identify the noise levels your employees are exposed during their daily tasks and to what extent they compare to the established exposure action values or exposure limits including peak sound pressure levels as outlined in Regulation 4 of the Regulations. As part of our assessment, we will also identify the general background noise levels within your production areas along with the specific machines which contribute to noise levels at or above the exposure action values or exposure limits.
Workplace Scientifics Ltd will quantify employee risk by undertaking measurements using a Sound Level Meter and personal dosimeters in order to assess the risk to health created by exposure to noise at work. Upon completion of the site survey, we will recommend relevant, cost-effective and specific noise control solutions in line with best available techniques and in line with the hierarchy of control.