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Noise at work eBulletin
The Health & Safety Executive has published a new edition of the guidance book ‘Controlling noise at work’. Aimed at employers and other dutyholders, it includes the Control of Noise at Work Regulations alongside guidance on what they mean, setting out an employer’s legal obligations to control risks to workers’ health & safety from noise.
It also gives detailed advice on assessing risks, practical noise control, how to select and use hearing protection, what to consider when buying and hiring equipment and how to develop health surveillance procedures.
The guide has been updated in keeping with changes to related legislation, technical advances and experience. The emphasis is on the control and management of risks from exposure to noise, which can lead to permanent and incurable hearing damage.
This updated guidance book is available to download for free or purchase on HSE's website, which also has links to a noise exposure calculator, which can help you work out your daily and weekly noise exposures, and estimate the performance of hearing protection.
21st October 2021