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As an employer, it’s your statutory duty to take steps to protect your employees’ hearing in the workplace. Civil claims against employers are common and many are successful because not enough has been done to protect the hearing of those at work.
Do you know what the noise exposure in your factory is? You will need to find out both the noise level and exposure in order to assess the risk to your staff – short levels of high noise may be acceptable, but long periods of medium noise may not. If you’ve installed new machinery recently, the law requires a review of noise assessments whenever there is a change to a process or new equipment is introduced which may alter the noise levels.
To find out if you’re complying with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and in safeguarding your employees' health, BPIF Business offers a comprehensive noise survey in your workplace, and advice on any remedial action that you might need to take.