A selection of free noise-related resources available for anyone to use and refer to as part of a noise at work management programme.

This searchable database of around 200 types of hearing protection, including plugs, muffs/defenders and protectors with radios or MP3, makes comparison data readily available to help people looking for a specific level of protection. 

Music with a series of  filters so you can hear and demonstrate the difference losses make to hearing. This is useful for training employees in noise awareness and can be a huge help in encouraging compliance with the use of hearing protection.

A simple noise policy / procedure document for managing noise risks in the workplace which can be adapted or modified to suit your needs. This gets you going and just add your own organisation-specific info.

A five minute noise module for use in new employee induction training. Covers the basics of noise risks and can have your own noise levels and hearing protection added. Available as PowerPoint, Keynote or PDF.

Useful sites

A table of equivalent noise exposures - how long you can spend in each noise level before it becomes damaging to hearing.

Both sell and rent-out noise meters. This is where I buy my stuff. Don't be fooled by the website looking a little dated, they are good.

Provide custom-made hearing protection which can be tailored for both fit and noise risk.

Pulsar Noise Equipment
This is the stuff I spend my own money on.