Noise Protecting Employees Hearing

Excessive Noise at Work

Did you know that approximately 17,000 people in the UK that are exposed to excessive noise at work develop conditions such as deafness, ringing in the ears and other ear conditions?  The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (Noise Regulations 2005) require employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. Employees have duties under the Regulations too.

Under the regulations as an employer, you are required to:

  • Assess the risks to your employees from noise at work;
  • Take action to reduce the noise exposure that produces those risks;
  • Provide your employees with hearing protection if you cannot reduce the noise exposure enough by using other methods;
  • Make sure the legal limits on noise exposure are not exceeded;
  • Provide your employees with information, instruction and training;
  • Carry out health surveillance where there is a risk to health.

Workplace Noise Assessments

Northern Safety Ltd can carry out a workplace noise assessment, providing you with a comprehensive report and advice on noise control measures and hearing protection requirements.  Contact us for a free quotation today on 01642 754880 or email shona@northernsafetyltd.co.uk.