Health & Safety Services

Noise Assessments

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, require employers to prevent and reduce the risk to health from exposure to noise.  The requirements include the assessment of the level of noise to which employees are exposed to and where necessary to take measures to reduce their exposure.

Unfortunately, the majority of occupational noise surveys are inadequate, because they simply don’t meet the minimum regulatory requirements or use the right equipment. Noise assessments must be undertaken using a calibrated integrating sound level meter; capable of measuring A-weighted sound pressure level (LAeq) and C-weighted peak sound pressure level and must meet at least Class 2 of BS EN 61672-1:2003 or Type 2 of BS EN 60804:2001.

Our noise surveys are fully compliant with the regulations and will:

  • Identify sources of noise giving rise to risk
  • Provide a description of the work activities which have been assessed
  • Calculate daily personal noise exposure (LEP,d) of employees likely to be exposed at or above the first action level
  • Measure peak noise exposure of employees who are likely to be exposed at or above the peak action level
  • Identify existing noise control measures and an evaluate their adequacy
  • Identify any additional control measures which may be required to comply with the regulations
  • Identify necessary ear protection zones and signage
  • Identify information and training which should be provided to employees

Our noise risk assessments are prepared to meet the statutory requirements of the Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and will in most cases include a digital map which can be easily updated when new equipment is provided.

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