Sustained noise exposure can lead to tinnitus (a constant ringing in the ears) and even permanent hearing loss. Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers are required to perform suitable and sufficient noise risk assessments, keeping workplace noise levels as low as is reasonably practicable.


Our experienced consultants accurately measure noise in the workplace using the latest technology in personal dose monitoring and static area measurements. In line with current HSE recommendations, your noise assessment will: 

- Identify where there may be a risk from noise and who is likely to be affected

- Contain a reliable estimate of your employees' exposures, and compare the exposure with the exposure action values and limit values

- Identify what you need to do to comply with the law, e.g. whether noise-control measures or hearing protection are needed, and, if so, where and what type 

- Identify any employees requiring health surveillance and whether any are at particular risk



We follow up every noise assessment with a detailed overview of the areas and processes posing the greatest risk to your employees. You’ll also receive practical plans and cost-effective measures to minimise noise in the workplace and protect the wellbeing of your workers, including: 

- Machinery noise reduction measures

- Adequate hearing protection for employees 

- Ongoing health surveillance for staff members at particular risk of noise exposure, including regular hearing checks, medical record keeping and doctor’s visits 

We’ll also provide guidance on measuring the continued effectiveness of your noise reduction programme. 


Don’t risk the long-term hearing health of your employees.

For expert advice on reducing workplace noise levels or to book a noise risk assessment, get in touch with the team.


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In uncertain times, clear information and advice are your best defence. So we’re setting aside an hour every Friday morning to answer your coronavirus questions. 

On 24 April, we’ll kick off our free weekly COVID-19 H&S Surgery, your live online link to a Southalls specialist. Ask about anything that’s keeping you awake, and we’ll provide expert insights on your key coronavirus concerns – from team welfare to workplace safety and business continuity. 

Just register on the link below and we’ll send you the log on details for the upcoming session. There’s no question limit and you’re welcome to join us as often as you wish

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