If you are responsible for staff and operate a noisy environment, you need to conform to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005). However, managing noise risk at work is a two way process. And although employers have clear duties under the Law, employees are also expected to co-operate, use the controls provided and personal protection when mandatory and report any defects.
For some general guidance on what action to take when implementing a noise control and reduction programme at work, take a look at a couple of diagrams we have put together to assist you.
Managing noise risk at work: top tips
- Assess the risks from noise by identifying hazards and estimating individual exposure
- Protect your employees by
- Eliminating or controlling noise risks at source and
- Providing hearing protection
- Inform and train your employees about the risks and control and safe working practices
- Provide health surveillance for those at risk and review
- Maintain and use any noise control and protection equipment as required
- Review as things change (work practices, noise exposure, new technology)
Noise at Work: how to conform
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We have also produced a FREE summary guide for employers on Controlling workplace noise which sets out duties under the Regulations. Download your copy here.