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Noise Regs training requirements

"Here's some ear muffs, wear them or you'll get a slap". That's it, all done. Move along now.

If only life was so easy. L108 gives some quite specific detail on what employee training must contain and this kicks in when the lower levels of 80 dB(A) or 135 dB(C) are met or exceeded. That bit is important as it means some employees must receive noise safety training even if they are not in workplaces where wearing hearing protection is mandatory. These individual training elements are in the Regulations rather than the accompanying guidance therefore there is no option to omit various bits and all of them must be covered in any noise awareness training courses.

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