Workplace Noise Monitoring
Damage to hearing is a major cause of industrial injury with an estimated cost to the NHS in managing it of £450 million per year (NHS England, March 2015). The 'Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005' came into effect on the 6th of April 2006, setting out clear noise exposure limits to help reduce the hearing loss caused by work activities, placing responsibilities on employers to ensure that their workforce are not exposed to levels beyond these limits.
At Blue Turtle we use approved analytical methods to carry out workplace noise monitoring surveys producing a clear depiction of noise levels in the workplace, clearly identifying higher exposure areas where further controls may be required. Personal noise dosimetry and frequency analysis techniques are also used to establish individual workers exposure allowing for a more focused approach to noise control measures.
Having a noise monitoring survey carried out provides you with a clear picture of the noise levels within all parts of the working environment allowing for a targeted approach to implementing controls if required. It also allows the business to demonstrate to the workforce, regulators, and insurance companies (where appropriate) that noise levels are controlled to a level where there is no risk to hearing and that the control measure in place are effective.
Following any noise monitoring survey, we will provide you with a detailed, easy to understand report that clearly identifies the noise exposure levels of individual employees, background levels, adequacy of existing controls, and practical recommendations to help you achieve lower exposure levels. Any gap's in legislative compliance will also be highlighted along with recommendations in how compliance can be achieved.
Blue Turtle Ltd also follows up all issued reports with further consultation allowing for any questions to ensure that the content is fully understood. This can be done virtually or face to face to suit your requirements.