Workplace Noise Surveys
A workplace noise survey helps you fulfil your legal duty of protecting employees from noise under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. If your employees are exposed to loud machinery on a regular basis or must raise their voices to carry out a normal conversation for at least part of the day then they could be at risk. Noise-induced hearing loss is the most commonly reported occupational disease in Europe.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, places a legal duty on employers to carry out a risk assessment to decide what action is needed and develop an action plan.
As part of the risk assessment process, often a workplace noise survey is required to inform the assessment about the noise levels in an area of concern.
MEC carry out workplace noise surveys and our services include:
Measurements of noise using a sound level meter to highlight sources of significant noise
Use of noise dosimeters worn by workers to measure personal sound exposure
Noise mapping to help identify hearing protection zones
Octave band frequency analysis to aid in the selection of hearing protection
A detailed noise survey report, with noise control solutions to help develop an action plan as part of your risk assessment process
or telephone +44 (0)1423 549629.
We look forward to hearing from you.