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Exposure of Employed Persons to Noise

The Health and Safety at Work Act requires employers to assess those employees likely to be exposed to noise exceeding an 8-hr mean exposure of 85 dBA and to ensure that such assessments are stored and kept up to date. AAD is experienced in the assessment of employee noise exposure and in the design and implementation of noise mitigating measures suitable for use in a wide range of industries.

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 which came into force 6th April 2006 (except for "music and entertainment sectors", which came into force 6th April 2008 and for seagoing ships, 6th April 2011) reduces mean exposure to 80 dBA, which means that updated risk assessments must be made and that when new industrial facilities are being designed that noise exposure to employed persons is controlled to lower levels. AAD has experience in making compliant risk assessments including exposure to low frequency noise/vibration.

For further reading see: www.hse.gov.uk/noise/