Excessive noise at work is a significant yet preventable problem affecting thousands of individuals. At Agility we offer qualified & experienced consultants who can deliver a noise risk assessment of your premises to assist in your compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. We will firstly need to gain essential information regarding your business prior to our attendance, including:
Location – This will enable us to allocate your local consultant
Processes – What manufacturing processes are used on site
Site Plan – This is essential as it gives us an idea of the size of the area being assessed along with the layout, location & quantity of machinery
Shift Patterns – What shift patterns do you operate and approximately how many employees work on each shift
Once we have this information we will be able to accurately advise of the time required to complete a detailed noise risk assessment and arrange a convenient date for completion; it is essential that the date agreed is when your site is at full noise capacity, ie. your noisiest processes are being completed.
On the agreed date(s) your allocated consultant will attend your premises for a full working shift and with the use of calibrated instrumentation, multiple measurements will be detailed; measurements are taken at both the machinery and the operators. An analysis will also be conducted of the hearing protection that is provided for the operators to ensure its suitability.
Following completion you will receive a detailed technical report of the correlated data, this will include the following:
- Risk assessment
- Exposure limit and action values
- Summary of actions required under regulations
- Method of approach to risk assessment
- Shifts worked and extended shifts
- Current onsite conditions
- Factory noise level tables
- Noise Action Plan and Recommendations
- Hearing protection and Noise Induced Hearing Loss
Supporting Attachments will include:
- Dose Meter Data
- Hearing Defender Reports
- Noise Maps
- Assessors Qualifications
- Calibration Certificates
Noise at Work Regulations
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 came into force for all industry sectors in Great Britain on 6 April 2006.
The aim of the Noise Regulations is to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).