Noise-induced hearing loss is the most commonly reported occupational disease in Europe.
Do your employees use noisy power tools or machinery for more than half an hour each day? Or do employees have to raise their voices to carry out a normal conversation when two metres apart for at least part of the day?
Organisations must assess and identify measures to remove or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that employees hearing is protected.
Regulation recommends that both high and low risks should be managed using a prioritised noise-control action plan.
How our experts can help:
- Assessment of occupational noise exposure levels for individuals and groups.
- Using HSE action and limit values identify where employees are exposed to excessive levels of noise.
- Produce "noise-maps" highlighting areas where occupational noise may require control.
- Provide practical noise control engineering advice.
- Assessing the suitability of hearing protection, and providing the best advice on types of protector, noise reduction and compatibility with other safety equipment.
- Assessing whether your employees require health surveillance.
- Staff awareness training on the effects of noise and noise-induced hearing loss.