Noise surveys are mandatory in certain environments, where the law calls for a Environmental Impact Assessment
There is legislation that covers noise pollution of this kind, including the Environmental Protection Act, which requires local authorities to impose conditions on those responsible for noise nuisance.
The penalty for non compliance to these conditions is criminal proceedings.
Therefore, it is essential to get confirmation in the form of a regulated noise survey that (if you are a complainant) the noise levels are too high, or (if you are complained against), that you can legitimately counter any claims made against you.
We are now protected against abnormal or excessive noise at work better than ever before.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations) affects all industry sectors in Great Britain to protect workers' hearing.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 protect the worker by decreeing that if noise levels exceed 85 decibels, then employers have to provide hearing protection and hearing protection zones, with risk assessment of the area affected coming into force at 80 decibels.
For an employer, checking that the decibel levels are in compliance can save a lot of money in compensation and fines should the company be found guilty of failing to check noise levels.
The Environmental Testing Company has the ability and capacity to provide a fully comprehensive noise survey, backed up by expert witness reports.
If you have concerns that your factory has areas of excessive noise then contact us now.