All UK employers are required by law to complete a Noise Risk Assessment at their place of work if noise present could affect the health and safety of their employees.
We can provide you with a professional Noise Risk Assessment, ensuring that you are fully compliant with UK law. Call us today on 0800 211 8331.
Noise Risk Assessment
Following the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, employers have a legal duty to prevent or reduce noise that could affect the health and safety of their employees. Employers are obliged to have a Noise Risk Assessment and to control and manage any noise exposure that the assessment finds.
The employer is responsible for ensuring that an appropriate Noise Risk Assessment has been carried out. In the event that an adequate noise risk assessment has not been conducted on the premises, the employer will be held accountable. Punishments for not abiding by the regulations on noise can result in heavy fines. Therefore, it is essential that you undertake a thorough Noise Risk Assessment if you believe your workplace has significant noise exposure.
Ensuring that you are in compliance with the law on noise.
Government guidance states that a Noise Risk Assessment must be carried out if several factors occur:
- If noise is intrusive
- If employees need to raise their voices for a normal conversation (if they are more than 2m apart)
- If noisy machinery is used for more than half an hour per day
- If there are noises due to impacts
- If your workplace is known to have noisy tasks.
A Noise Risk Assessment will include the following:
- Identifying the risks and who will be affected
- Reliably estimating the employees exposure to noise and making sure it complies with government regulations
- Identifying what is needed to make sure you do comply with the law on noise
- Identifying any employees who may be at a higher risk.
In order to ensure that an adequate Noise Risk Assessment has been completed to a sufficient standard a competent person is needed. A competent person is required to have the expert knowledge to complete a Noise Risk Assessment and issue advice and training where appropriate.
We can offer you expert noise consultants who are able to ensure a comprehensive Noise Risk Assessment, providing you with coverage that would stand up to HSE inspection.
Our NEBOSH-accredited consultants are professional and will ensure minimal disruption to your business whilst the assessment is being carried out. Our noise consultants are qualified to issue training and advice to employees and practical solutions to solving your noise exposure.
Our qualified consultants offer tailored assistance and practical steps to ensure the safety of your workers and your business.
For more information and advice, call our helpful customer care team today. We offer a free quote for our services and are happy to answer any inquiries you have. So call us now on 0800 211 8331.