Noise at Work
Our 20-page guide explains employers’ legal duty to eliminate or control risks to workers’ hearing from loud noise at work.
Hearing loss caused by exposure to loud noise – whether at work or elsewhere – can have a terrible impact on an individual’s quality of life, in the worst cases leaving them socially isolated as they struggle to follow and take part in everyday conversation.
This guide provides an overview of employers’ legal duties to tackle health and safety risks from noise at work and offers some advice on practical noise control measures. Topics covered include:
- Hearing damage
- What the law says
- Assessing the risks
- Noise control
- Personal protective equipment.