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NOVA Acoustics

Noise at Work Surveys Ipswich & Suffolk

Noise at work surveys need to be performed in the United Kingdom to comply with L108 Controlling Noise at Work guidelines set down by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

Noise at Work Surveys Ipswich & Suffolk

Controlling the amount of noise that employees are exposed to through performing effective noise at work surveys has several benefits; these include knowing that legal standards have been enforced, as well as ensuring that employees health and well-being is cared for.

NOVA Acoustics Ltd has a proven history of undertaking noise at work surveys and assessments to the highest standards. We follow the latest noise at work regulations and guidance, as well as European directives, to make sure that our clients fully comply with the necessary noise at work standards. Our unrivalled service includes free, expert advice for requirements and implementation of noise at work surveys and assessments. Simply the use the contact form on this page, or call our offices, to chat about your noise at work survey requirements with our friendly and knowledgeable team of acoustic consultants.

A noise at work survey will be required to ensure that legal guidance from the HSE (i.e. L108 Controlling Noise at Work) is being followed, or if ISO certification is being sought. We’re able to offer occupational noise at work surveys and assessments to companies of all sizes, with minimal disruption of day to day operations.
Noise at work surveys and assessments provide a way to measure the amount of noise that is present in a working environment. Measurements are taken from various points on a working site, in order to calculate the average amount of noise that an employee is exposed to. Guidelines provided by the HSE in L108 provide upper limits to the amount of occupational noise within a workplace that an employee can be subjected to before they are legally required to wear hearing protection. This helps to prevent the development of serious, chronic hearing-impairment (i.e. noise-induced hearing loss). Noise-induced hearing loss can have a significant negative impact on an employee’s quality of life, but is entirely preventable if noise at work surveys are carried out and recommended guidelines are adhered to.

Despite their importance and legal necessity laid out by the HSE L108 Controlling Noise at Work guidance, many employers do not realise they are breaking the law. Employers who work within leisure, entertainment, industrial, construction and even specialist sectors are required to have a noise at work survey performed to be in total compliance with HSE standards.

This could include testing of occupational noise levels arising from machines in the workplace or entertainment venues, or providing hearing testing programs for employees to ensure that suitable protective measures are being enforced.