Workplace Noise Assessments
A Sysco Environmental noise exposure survey will not only provide you with comprehensive information about your employees' personal exposure levels but will also include:
- Evaluation of the working patterns and good working practices
- Advice on the design and layout of the workplace to ensure low noise emission
- Guidance on the most appropriate noise control methods for compliance
- Evaluation of the use and suitability of hearing protection
- Advice on noise relating training and health surveillance
- Recommendations on the most cost-effective solutions to comply with current regulations.
Our professionals will help to protect the health of your employees from noise by firstly assessing the noise environment at your premises then in close cooperation with your appointed Health and Safety Manager design the most effective noise mitigation strategy.
Too much noise exposure may cause a temporary change in hearing or a temporary ringing in your ears. These short-term problems usually go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the affected area of noise. However, repeated exposures to loud noise from the day to day work in an affected environment can lead to permanent, incurable hearing loss, tinnitus or other health issues.
Due to this a noise risk assessment is needed to identify those activities within a workplace that might give rise to daily exposure levels exceeding the lower action level. The workplace noise assessment carried out by Sysco Environmental will include monitoring all day to day activities in the workplace using static monitoring (Sound Level Meter) and personal monitoring (Dosimeter Badges).
The noise assessor will identify noise exposure hazards and establish whether the lower and upper exposure action values are being exceeded. We will also estimate the personal daily noise exposure of employees and identify measures required to eliminate or reduce risk, control exposure and protect employees.
Managers will have access to detailed information on actions that need to be taken as a business you will benefit from continuous compliance with the Health and Safety Law and from protecting your employees from risk to health. We will also ensure that you will remain protected against unfounded litigation claims due to damaged hearing and adhere to The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 which reduced the noise threshold at which occupational noise must be addressed in the workplace.