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“Providing Guidance in Environmental Regulation, Monitoring and Management”

Occupational Noise Risk Assessments

Controlling Occupational Noise: –

Protecting workers from the harmful effects of noise in the workplace is a legal requirement in the UK.

The Noise at work regulations (2005) stipulate that the following Exposure levels should not be exceeded:

Lower Exposure Action Level Upper Exposure Action Level
Daily or weekly Personal Noise Exposure (LEP,d or LEP,w) 80dB 85dB
Peak sound pressure (LCpeak) 135dB 137dB

If the action levels are exceeded, suitable control measures should be implemented and an assessment to confirm the adequacy of the control measures should also be carried out.

Key Services Provided:

  • Noise Risk assessments enable the identification of the severity and number of people affected
  • Daily personal Noise exposure surveys (LEP,d)
  • Peak Sound Pressure assessments and identification of problematic noise sources
  • Interpretation and consultation on noise assessment data to resolve non compliances and advise on suitable noise reduction measures

Benefits of Noise Risk Assessments

  • Risk assessment identifies workplace areas and those personnel who are at most risk
  • Exposure monitoring quantifies the level of risk
  • Monitoring and assessment leads to compliance with legal limits
  • The Effectiveness of control measures can be verified
  • Advice on required improvements and recommendations

For more details, don’t hesitate to contact us.