Occupational noise has been a constant threat since the birth of industry and occupational noise monitoring needs to be carried out to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work.
All Employers are required to assess the risks to its employee’s health and safety created by exposure to noise in the workplace.
One way of doing this is to carry out a workplace occupational noise monitoring survey. The results of this will aid the company in formulating its action plan to reduce exposures to noise, as required by regulations. These regulations state that companies are required to monitor noise levels in the workplace, and to take steps to prevent or reduce the exposure to noise risks.
All employers who undertake work liable to expose any employees to noise at 80dB(A) or above a lower exposure action value must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk that noise poses to the health and safety of those employees. The risk assessment must also identify the measures needed in order to meet the requirements of the regulations by either eliminating or mitigating the exposure.
Green World Group conducts accredited workplace noise assessments that include the 3 elements as required by The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005:
- Static measurements to map and zone all significant noise sources
- The measurement of personal exposure using dosimeters
- Frequency analysis of major noise sources to determine the effectiveness of hearing protection provided.
Green World Group’s experienced consultants undertake static mapping to provide a colour coded diagram and measure personal exposure using dosimeters plus:
Comprehensive workplace noise monitoring assessments to current standards
- A comprehensive report with the results and recommendations on reducing exposure
- Assistance in updating noise policies
- Practical expert advice to reduce exposure
- Trained consultants to set up control strategies for exposure
- Bespoke Noise awareness training for your staff.
Contact one of our Green World Group Occupational Health and Safety Consultant for more information. Please visit our Contact Page.