Noise In The Workplace
Noise In The Workplace
Nearly every workplace exposes their employees to noise and excessive noise can cause permanent damage to hearing. It is a legal requirement for all UK employers to assess their employees exposure to noise in the workplace.
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Following the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, the employer or self-employed persons is responsible for ensuring that a suitable and sufficient noise risk assessment has been conducted. In the event that an adequate assessment of noise in the workplace has not been conducted, the employer will be held accountable. Consequences of failing to abide by the regulations can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines and even jail terms. Therefore, it is crucial that you undertake an assessment of noise in the workplace now.
Noise at Work
It is a legal requirement for noise levels to be assessed and managed in the workplace. Under government guidelines, hearing may be at risk if any of the following occur:
- If you have to raise your voice to talk to someone more than 2 metres away
- If noise is intrusive or there is noise due to impacts
- If noisy machinery is used for more than half an hour per day
- If your workplace has noisy tasks.
To ensure your employees are not at risk from noise in the workplace, it is essential that a noise risk assessment is conducted. Noise in the workplace can take a variety of forms and may not always be obvious that it is putting your employees at risk. Therefore, it is essential that a competent person undertakes your risk assessment.
We can provide you with expert consultants with knowledge and experience of managing noise in the workplace.
Our NEBOSH-accredited consultants are experts in the field of health and safety and will ensure that any noise in your workplace is identified and managed in compliance with UK law.
Call us today for more information and advice on assessing the noise in your workplace. We are happy to answer any queries you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote for our services. So call us now on 0800 211 8331.