The noise services
Noise assessment is the foundation of all things holy, or at least all things workplace noise management related anyway, meaning noise surveys are an important part of managing employee risks at work, including the obvious areas such as engineering, construction or the food industry, but also the less obvious such as hospitals, schools and shipping.
Audiometry is the touchy-feely element of the Noise Regs and The Noise Chap offers a system of workplace hearing tests where you, the client, remain in control of your data. With the noise training service you get a noise-obsessed and experienced trainer to darken your doorstep and fill your employees with enthusiasm for all things noise related.
The free advice
The site is not all about selling noise assessment related services and if you are filled with a particularly deep sense of self-loathing and are thinking about doing a noise assessment yourself then this site should point you in the right direction. The law part explains what is needed, the Health Stuff section breaks down what audiometry actually is, while the hearing protection pages go into how to choose and use it.
The Hearing Loss Demo can help in getting across to employees what hearing losses due to noise sound like, the Noise Levels page gives a database of real-world noise levels while the Hearing Protection Data page lets you compare over 200 types of hearing protection.
If you are looking for high quality noise assessment, training or audiometry services from someone who should probably think about noise a little less and get out more, contact The Noise Chap to arrange a friendly coffee-fuelled chap to come round and sort you out. (That's not meant to sound quite as perverse as it does.)