Noise at work regulations – Employers
Many workers in the UK are exposed to noise levels which may be harmful to their hearing.
Noise can be an issue in many common job types, some particularly high risk environments include building sites, airport aprons, workshops and nightclubs.
Workers who use hand-held tools may also be at risk from vibration transmitted into their hands and arms.
Noise at work regulations – Your legal duty as an employer
If you are an employer, it is your responsibility to assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks due to noise exposure in order to protect the hearing of employees.
In a low risk work environment, you may be able to take simple and inexpensive actions to protect employees. However, a high risk environment will require a prioritised noise action plan.
Typical measures used to address noise risks range from ensuring hearing protection is available and in use as well as providing information, training and surveillance of staff.
Review what you are doing if anything changes that may affect the noise exposures where you work.
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