NoiseAir recently conducted a ‘noise at work’ assessment at a large PVC-U windows, doors and conservatories manufacturing facility in Buckley, North Wales. The company has approximately 50 employees working on the factory floor. The noisy manufacturing processes and associated machinery at the site have the potential to put operatives at risk of excessive noise exposure.
A workplace noise at work is a health and safety risk assessment, which determines whether existing employees are being subjected to excessive noise levels when calculated over a normalised eight-hour time period. General research in this area indicates that noise induced hearing loss is related to the amount of sound energy entering the ear over an extended period of time, however the impact of sudden high intensity noise levels is also considered as part of the assessment.
Our acoustic consultants carried out a site visit to assess the machinery and processes in action. All employees working on the site were assessed to calculate their individual noise exposure throughout the working day. The company were provided with a technical report with results and appropriate recommendations to protect employees’ hearing. This included appropriate staff training, treatment of noise at source, and designated hearing protection zones throughout the site.
Are you an employer and unsure of your responsibilities? In accordance with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers are obliged to protect their employees from excessive noise exposure by carrying out a noise risk assessment and identifying measures to reduce noise exposure.
Get in touch with our experienced team of acoustic consultants to discuss your requirements or to book your workplace noise survey.
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