Noise Risk Assessment (Single)
Noise Risk Assessment – based on the information you provide, we will prepare a noise risk assessment including recommended actions that need to be taken (where applicable) to reduce and control the level of noise exposure. This assessment is intended for those working on building and/or construction sites using mobile plant, tools and other noise generating equipment/activities etc. The noise risk assessment will take account of the equipment used/process being undertaken, the environment and the persons likely to be affected by the noise. The completed Noise Risk Assessment will be emailed to you as a PDF document.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 place specific duties onto employers to help protect and safeguard the hearing of their employees and other affected by their operations. In order to comply with the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, employers should undertake a Noise Risk Assessment for all activities where the Action levels are likely to be exceeded.
The noise levels at which employers must provide hearing protection and establish formal hearing protection zones is now set at 85 decibels (daily or weekly average exposure) and the noise level at which employers must carry out a Noise Risk Assessment to assess the risk to workers’ health and provide them with information and training is set at 80 decibels. There is also an exposure limit value of 87 decibels, taking account of any reduction in exposure provided by hearing protection, above which workers must not be exposed.
Your Safety Advisor Ltd can therefore help companies by completing Noise Risk Assessments based on the information that you provide. As part of the noise risk assessment we will prepare recommendations that can be implemented on site to help reduce and control the level of noise exposure to your employees. This may involve changes to the work process, use of alternative work procedures, the use of different equipment, the use of noise barriers/muffling, hearing protection or simply reducing the duration of exposure to the noise source.
Each noise assessment that we prepare will take account of the equipment being used, the process being undertaken, the environment and the persons likely to be affected by the noise. Where applicable, suggestions will be made that eliminate the need to exposure employees to the noise in the first place. Where this is not practical, measures to limit or reduce the actual noise levels will be considered before finally considering protection for individuals such as through the use of screens, PPE and limiting the duration of exposure.
The completed Noise Risk Assessment will then be emailed to you, complete your company details and logo if applicable, as a secure PDF document.
Advice on the control of noise and your duties under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations is also offered to our retained clients as part of our Retained Health and Safety Advisor Service, details of which can be found by clicking here.