Noise Risk Assessments

Risk Assessment

Do You Need A Noise Risk Assessment?

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 requires employers to complete a noise risk assessment identifying ways they can prevent or reduce the risks to their employees’ health and safety which come from being exposed to noise at work.

The following checks will help you determine if you need a noise risk assessment:

  • Does the work involve lengthy exposure to music. For example a manufacturing or construction based working environment or working within pubs, clubs, live music venues or orchestras?
  • Is the noise intrusive i.e. similar to the noise found on a busy street, for most of the day?
  • Do people have to raise their voices to have a normal conversation for part of the working day?
  • Are noisy tools used for more than half an hour a day?

If you answered yes to any of the above then ELAS can help.

Our specialist consultants will undertake a noise risk assessment, working with you to develop an appropriate hearing conservation programme based on the findings. This will recommend the measures you need to take in order to comply with legal requirements, ways in which you can reduce noise levels in the workplace and what procedures/equipment you need to put in place to protect your employees’ hearing.

Call us today on 0161 785 2000 to find out more and book your noise risk assessment.