Here is what each Regulation in the Noise Regs is about, and looked at positively, a good chunk of them don’t require anything at all for employers.Read More
It’s an interesting dilemma - how do you know you need to do a noise assessment without actually doing a noise assessment?Read More
Here's an important point to remember in any noise assessment - the Regulations could not care less about any noise levels from equipment or machinery which cause no noise exposures to people and have no potential to do so. The Noise Regs are entirely concerned with noise levels experienced by your employees so the noise levels of machines are not the focus of it but merely a part of it.Read More
For work, we have FOUR main limits, two for dB(A) and two for dB(C) and a good noise assessment must cover them all. There is also another separate fifth dB(A) limit as four limits were clearly not enough.
For those who are already wishing they'd not started reading this, there is a page giving more info on what dB(A) and dB(C) mean - but put simply, dB(A) is kind of averaged over time, while dB(C) is a brief impact noise where time doesn't really matter, a short bang.Read More
This is aimed at those of you who have something resembling a normal life so have decided to get someone in to do your noise assessments for you. There is a boiling cauldron of noise assessment providers out there so how do you sort through them to identify the decent ones from the useless?Read More
The HSE in their benevolence have been very carefully realistic in the wording within the Noise Regs about this as in many workplaces, noise levels will vary from day to day.Read More
Noise meters generally come in two forms, hand-held and wearable (called dosemeters) and the decision as to which is best for use in a noise assessment is one many people get wrong.Read More