NoiseAir recently conducted a ‘noise at work’ assessment at a large tyre recycling facility in Ellesmere Port, Cheshire. The company pride themselves on turning waste rubber and plastics back into their raw materials for reuse. However, the process of shredding and granulating tyres involves noisy machinery and processes which can put operatives at risk of excessive, cumulative noise exposure.
Our acoustic consultants carried out two site visits to assess the various recycling plant and processes in action. All employees working on the site were assessed in order to calculate their individual noise exposure throughout the working day. The company were then provided with a technical report with results and appropriate recommendations including staff training, treatment of noise at source, and designated hearing protection zones throughout the site.
Are you an employer and unsure of your responsibilities? By law, employers are obliged to protect their employees from excessive noise by carrying out a noise risk assessment and identifying measures to reduce noise exposure in order to protect their employee’s hearing.
Get in touch with our experienced team of acoustic consultants to discuss your requirements or to book your workplace noise survey.