Noise at Work2016-11-20T14:38:31+00:00

Noise at Work

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) requires employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. The regulations require employers to:

  • Assess the risks to your employees from noise at work
  • Reduce the noise exposure that produces risks
  • Provide hearing ear protection if the noise exposure cannot be reduced enough by using other methods
  • Make sure the legal limits on noise exposure are not exceeded
  • Provide workers with information instruction and training
  • Carry out health surveillance where there is a risk to health

noise defendersBlue Sky Acoustics offer tailored workplace noise assessments to evaluate the noise exposure of employees throughout the course of a working day, taking a dynamic approach to accommodate your specific business needs.

Depending on the nature and size of your business, our workplace noise assessments can be undertaken simply with hand-held sound level meters, or where the noise environment is more dynamic, a network of dosemeters worn by employees throughout the course of a working day.

In addition, we offer free advice and guidance for employees, potential noise control measures for significant noise sources within the work environment, suitable hearing protection options where applicable and suggest mitigation measures where possible.

Please contact Blue Sky Acoustics to see how our consultants can be of assistance to your business.

How can we help?

Blue Sky Acoustics initially undertake consultation with both employers and employees to establish the typical noise environment, identify significant noise sources, review hearing protection systems and any hearing protection zones which are currently in place.
Blue Sky Acoustics will undertake noise measurements using the most appropriate system for your business, either taking area measurements using hand held noise meters or measuring exact personal exposure using a network of noise dose meters where more appropriate. Our aim is to calculate typical exposure levels in addition to peak pressure levels over a working day or week depending on the nature of exposure.
We can offer advice on noise control at source for equipment or plant with significant noise emissions, for example the installation of acoustic enclosures, the positioning of equipment within the workplace and suggest site specific mitigation measures.
Various hearing protection options are available for employees depending on the level of exposure, the nature of work being undertaken and the protection factor required. As part of our service, Blue Sky Acoustics will identify and recommend the most appropriate solution for your business through consultation with employees.
Blue Sky Acoustics provide advice for employers in order to help develop noise monitoring programs. Such programs are required in order to provide a historic record of exposure levels, document any changes to the noise environment, identify workers that are at risk, provide a system whereby personal exposure can be measured and evaluate the effectiveness of existing control measures.