Here at WG Safety, we specialise in offering health and safety, and environmental consultancy across the UK, from our base in Cannock, Staffordshire. As part of our services, we offer noise assessments. Today we are going to focus on why a noise at work risk assessment services are important and how your workplace can benefit from them.
Protection for Workers
By carrying out noise assessments at work you are able to protect your employees. A workplace noise level assessment allows us to identify any problem areas, enabling you to take the necessary remedial measures to make the workplace safe for its employees. Prolonged exposure to high noise levels can result in range of health difficulties, including temporary or permanent noise-induced hearing loss, tinnitus and acoustic shock. It is a requirement that as noise assessment is carried out if workers are likely to be exposed to daily noise levels at or above the lower daily/weekly exposure action value of 80 dB(A).
Protection for the Company
As employers have a legal duty to provide protection for workers who are exposed to high noise levels under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), you also protect the professional image of your company by making sure you are legally compliant. Should our noise risk assessments identify the need for noise exposure reduction, the company is expected to carry out technical and organisational measures to reduce noise levels. This could include consideration of the workplace design and layout, reducing worker exposure through job rotation, or noise control measures achieved through acoustic screening, machinery design, isolation and absorption of noise.
Improve Workplace Communication
By reducing the level of noise in the workplace, everyone at the company can benefit from an improvement in communication. Workers will be able to communicate with each other better, which can also add an increased level of safety, reducing further risks from miscommunication.
Improved Wellbeing of Workers
As well as being better for workers’ health and safety in terms of their hearing, the impact of the irritation caused by excessive noise should not be underestimated. It can put staff under serious mental stress, as well as physical, so improving noise levels can also help to improve the overall wellbeing of workers.
If employees are happier and can communicate better with their colleagues, this will also benefit the company as it will have a positive impact on employee productivity. Taking the necessary measures to reduce noise, will allow people to concentrate much better on the task at hand.
For more information about the importance of noise exposure assessment services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by completing our online contact form, or by emailing us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call us on 01543 670067 to speak to a member of our team directly and we will be happy to help you with any queries you may have for us about noise assessments or any other services.