Saturday, 5 November 2011

Noise at Work - Guidance for Employers

This is a useful document (INDG 362) by the UK Health and Safety Executive.

Loud noise at work can damage your hearing. This leaflet is to help you as an employer understand what you need to do under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations 2005) and how you can protect your employees from noise. It will also be useful to employees and safety representatives.

This leaflet tells you about:

. how loud noise can damage hearing;
. what you have to do under the Noise Regulations 2005 to protect the hearing of your workers;
. how to assess and control noise at work;
. choosing quieter equipment and machinery;
. different types of hearing protection;
. when to inform and consult your workers;
. health surveillance.

Click here > Guidance for Employers on the Control of Noise at Work

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