Dynamic Response

The Centre, Unit 8, Building 2, Sandwich Industrial Estate, Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9LY
Tel: 01227 806430| E-mail: canterbury@dynamic-res.co.uk

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Workplace Noise Survey (s), Noise At Work Regulations & Noise Assessment (s) In Kent
(Dartford, Sevenoaks, West Malling, Maidstone, Ashford, Canterbury, Dover, Margate and beyond!)

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Dynamic Response understands that guidance regarding the current ‘Health And Safety – Control Of Noise At Work Regualtions 2005’ can be confusing for employers. It is an employer’s responsibility to check the noise levels that employees are subjected to, and therefore assess the likely noise risks present.

Information published by the ‘Health And Safety Executive’ indicates that over 1 million employees in Great Britain are exposed to noise levels which put their hearing at risk.

The ‘Control Of Noise At Work Regulations 2005’ which replaces the ‘Control Of Noise At Work Regulations 1989’ should now be applied in all industries, including music and entertainment sectors (except for certain exemptions), to ensure that employees hearing is protected from excessive noise which if ignored could lead to hearing loss and/or tinnitus etc.

Dynamic Response are able to offer two different types of noise regulation services in Kent including:

• HSE Based Noise At Work Regulation Noise Survey And Noise Risk Assessment or
• HSE Based Noise At Work Regulation Training Courses For The Employer / Employees

HSE Noise At Work Regulation Assessments In Kent

Our Kent noise at work assessments are designed for employers that want, or need to check the noise exposure of employees whilst at work.

Where there is a risk of members of staff and therefore employees being exposed to noise above certain levels, there is a requirement to survey and assess the noise under the ‘Noise At Work Regulations’. The noise at work regulations themselves give limits regarding noise which is expressed as the ‘Lower Noise Exposure’ and ‘Upper Noise Exposure’ action value levels. In addition, there are also other noise limits such as ‘Peak’ or ‘Maximum’ sound pressure values which should be monitored. It should be remembered that an employee’s noise exposure calculation should be based on an average of the typical working day, or even week if required.

When employees noise exposure becomes above the lower action value level, but below the upper action value level, hearing protection must be provided to any employee if requested, whilst if the employee’s noise exposure is above the upper action value level, hearing protection is considered mandatory, and should be enforced by management.

Although hearing protection is considered in the Noise At Work Regulations, it is considered to be a last resort and in fact the regulations state that;

‘the employer shall ensure that the risk from the exposure of his employees to noise is either eliminated at source or, where this is not reasonably practicable, reduced to as low a level as is reasonably practicable’ – Noise At Work Regulations 2005.

Considering the above, the employer should attempt to reduce the noise from activities/processes to a suitable level. In some instances, this may be less expensive than you think, for example, if every item or process in a factory produces noise under the noise regulations but there is a bandsaw cutting a specific material with the wrong blade installed, or even the machines bearing had collapsed, then by rectifying these issues, it may be possible to reduce the noise exposure on all employees affected to a safe level depending on the application rather than simply specifying ear plugs for all employees. However, if for some reason the noise from a process can not be reduced to a safe level, then the particular area/zone affected should be highlighted as a designated hearing protection area/zone.

An increasing number of people are making successful claims for noise induced hearing loss based on current or previous employment. Therefore, failure to check compliance with the noise at work regulation compliance could result in legal implications.

Using precision noise monitoring equipment and various monitoring aids developed in-house, we are able to provide a range of services in relation to the ‘Noise At Work Regulations’ including:

• Bespoke or one-off ‘Noise At Work Assessments’/‘Compliance Surveys’
• Monthly, quarterly, annually or periodic compliance checks
• The specification of appropriate personal protection equipment based on actual noise levels
• The supply of noise awareness products e.g. noise activated warning signs etc
• The supply of equipment and mitigation products e.g. sound level meters etc
• Staff training courses and/or other services

Our noise regulation assessments usually include a noise survey, noise assessment and noise control / noise mitigation advice and can be applied to all business sectors including manufacturing, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), re-cycling centres, retail, warehouse, distribution and more.

HSE Noise At Work Regulation Training Courses In Kent

Our noise at work assessment training courses are designed for employers that want, or need to check the noise exposure of employees whilst at work, and already have the appropriate equipment.

Our packages are tailored on your specific needs but could include:

• A site visit and inspection
• Health and safety staff training for multiple employees for monitoring noise
• A discussion of the noise at work regulations and how to interpret/use them
• Training on how, where and when to take noise measurements
• Practical hands on demonstrations within your work environment
• Training on how to calculate the correct hearing protection required based on the actual noise levels
• How to determine a designated hearing protection zone and/or perimeter
• A certificate showing additional professional training based on the timescale
• Or other requirements not shown above

We aim to carry out all types of occupational noise and noise at work assessments in Kent. What ever your requirement regarding noise at work ranging from noise surveys and assessment to noise at work regulation training or noise at work safety equipment and personal protection equipment, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kent HSE Noise At Work Assessment (s)

Kent Workplaced Noise Assessment (s)

Kent Factory Noise Exposure Assessment (s)

Kent Control Of Noise At Work Regulations 2005

Kent Static Noise At Work Survey (s)

Kent Noise At Work Regulation Employee Training

Kent Noise At Work Regulation Compliance Checks

Kent Hearing Protection Schemes & Noise At Work Assessment (s)

Please use the links provided to navigate around our site for more information on all of the acoustic consultancy services that we provide. The list of services that we as noise consultants carry out is extensive and as such, we aim to provide comprehensive noise assessments for almost every aspect of noise in today's society.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly on 01227 806430, or use our 'Contact Us' page, to discuss the requirements of any noise surveys / assessments that you may require.

Dynamic Response
The Centre, Unit 8, Building 2,
Sandwich Industrial Estate
Sandwich, Kent, CT13 9LY

Tel: 01227 806430
E-mail: canterbury@dynamic-res.co.uk or;

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