Why Must Employers Manage Employee Exposure to Noise?

Approximately 17,000 people suffer from hearing damage caused by excessive noise at work.  If worker exposure is not properly assessed and controlled noise induced hearing loss, tinnitus and other ear conditions can result.

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force on 6 April 2006 and sets out what employers are required to do to manage the risks posed to their employees by exposure to noise.

How We Can Help

An occupational exposure to noise study from Viridis will assess your employees exposure to noise and will help you comply with the Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

A wide variety of work environments have problems with high levels of noise.  Viridis have experience in assessing and controlling employee noise exposure in many working environments and caused by many occupational activities.

As part of a noise exposure study primary noise sources can be identified, worker exposure assessed, regulatory compliance can be assessed, and, where used, existing hearing protection can be evaluated.  Actions required to reduce the risk of hearing loss due to occupational exposure to noise, and to improve compliance, is included in the study findings report.