Occupational Hygiene
Noise Monitoring

It is an employer’s responsibility to comply with both The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and environmental guidelines for external noise pollution.

Within the workplace employers must:

  • Ensure that risk from exposure to noise is either eliminated at source or reduced to as low a level as possible
  • Make personal hearing protection available to employees who are exposed to noise at HSE defined exposure limits and maintain its efficient working order
  • Place employees who are at risk under suitable health surveillance including hearing testing 

A Workplace Noise Survey will: 

  • Identify whether employees are exposed to noise at or above the exposure limit and action values and/or peak sound pressure levels
  • Identify areas and/or machines which give rise to noise levels at or above the exposure limit values and/or peak sound pressure levels

A Environmental Noise Survey will assess requirements in line with: 

  • Planning permission
  • Environmental permit
  • Environmental Protection Act
  • World Health Organisation (WHO) Guidelines for Community NoiseComplaints raised by local residents 
  • A BPIF Specialist and Institute of Acoustics trained consultant will evaluate your requirements and provide advice and support to walk you through the entire process.
For more information please contact:
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Meeka Walwyn-Lewis
Specialist Services & Communities of Interest Manager
01924 203335
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