Noise Exposure Limits

It is a legal requirement for all UK employers to assess and manage noise in the workplace. If noise exposure limits are exceeded then you are breaking the law.

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Following the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, all UK employers must ensure noise in the workplace is controlled and does not exceed noise regulations. Failure to do so and the employer will be held accountable. Consequences for exceeding noise regulations can be severe, taking the form of heavy fines and even jail terms. To avoid this, undertake a noise risk assessment immediately.

Ensuring your workplace does not exceed noise exposure limits!

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 define exposure action values which, if exceeded, require that the employer takes action. These are:

  • If your employees daily or weekly noise exposure is at or above 80 decibels (lower exposure action value) or at or above 85 decibels (upper exposure action value)
  • If your employees are exposed to peak sound pressure at or above 135 decibels (lower exposure action value) or at or above 137 decibels (upper exposure action value)

Employers must compare their estimated noise exposure values with the action values in order to dictate what actions must be taken to protect their employees from noise exposure.

It is essential that a competent person conducts a noise risk assessment which will measure the noise exposure to your employees, making sure that your business does not exceed the legal limits. A competent person must have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience in managing noise exposure.

We can provide you with the professional services you need to ensure you are fully compliant with UK law.

Our NEBOSH-accredited consultants are the leading health and safety experts and can ensure that all the necessary precautions and training has been issued where required

Noise Exposure Levels

17,000 people suffer from excessive noise at work. Do not allow your employees to become one of them.

Call us today for more information and advice about noise exposure in your workplace. Our professional and friendly customer care team are happy to answer any queries you may have, and we can also offer you a free quote for our services. So call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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