Noise at work
Noise at work
Reasons for choosing H&H Acoustic Consultancy?
With a broad area of expertise our professionally trained staff can offer assistance in wide ranging areas of acoustics from the start to finish of a project. Whether assistance is re-quired at the very early planning stages or if sign-off of a completed project is required we are able to assist. In addition our breadth of expertise allows us to consider projects from a number of different acoustic angles often resulting in more cost effective and practical solutions.
Why are noise at work assessments required?
The Health and Safety Executive requires that noise assessment of a work environment is undertaken where exposure to high noise levels is experienced or suspected. Typically this will arise when new equipment/processes are installed or older equipment becomes worn. The requirement is specifically targeted at hearing protection but also includes consideration of ‘over protection’ where employees experience problems sue o incorrect specification of hearing protection systems.
What assessments can you help with?
- Personal Exposure Levels – the requirements given relate to a personal exposure level, this can be very difficult to calculate through static noise level measurements so a specialist ‘badge’ metering system should be employed.
- General exposure Levels – in cases where work stations are static and employees perform single tasks during atypical shift it is possible to determine exposure levels in this way.
- Hazard Areas – the provision of hearing protection is required only where necessary, as such it is possible to designate areas within a facility as a hearing protection zone based on the measured noise levels within.
What happens during a sound insulation assessment?
A noise at work assessment is carried out in situ and during normal working practices, therefore disruption should be mini-mal. Typically an escort around site is required for safety reasons, but not mandatory if allowable by site specific rules. The assessment will normally take a full working day of 8-12 hours.
How long does the process take?
Depending on availability of drawings and/or site access the process will normally be completed within a 1 month working period.
How do I get in contact and discuss my needs?
The best way to get in contact is via our main telephone number (01536 270450) or via our email address: email@example.com.
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