Noise assessments at work
Our noise assessments are conducted by individuals with over 20 years of experience in industrial noise surveys, providing reports which give detailed noise exposures and recommended control measures for all your employees and in all workplaces.
What is a noise assessment?
It is a measurement of the noise levels experienced by people at work, be it in a factory, hotel, entertainment venue, transport system or any other area where the work being done generates noise levels loud enough for you to have to raise your voice. The assessment aims to measure the typical noise exposures people will experience over their shift, determine what should or could be done about it, identify if hearing protection is needed and if so what hearing protection is suitable for the noise risk, and identify people for whom training or hearing tests are needed.
The equipment used
With a combination of high-end wearable and hand-held noise meters, we can cover all mobile and static workers in a workplace, with up to 11 noise measurements being made concurrently.
To any noise geek, this equipment is verging on the downright sexy.
The noise risks measured
Wherever possible we give time-weighted averages in the results for compliance with the Noise Regs, including dB(A), peak dB(C) and octave band readings, from static and mobile meters. The focus is on employees, assessing possible exposures per day from either single or multiple sources.
The client report
The report gives average noise exposures for jobs, (or where this is not possible because the job is so variable and one day has no relevance to any other, ‘time to the limit’ figures), assessment of current hearing protection for the noise measured, alternative styles, and advice on possible noise control measures.
UK-wide noise surveys
If you have any questions about a noise assessment at work, ranging from whether you need a noise survey at all through to maybe how often one should be done, please just get in touch and we are more than happy to help.
✔︎ We cover any workplace anywhere in the UK
✔︎ Experienced in a wide range of businesses
✔︎ More than two decades of experience in noise assessment
✔︎ Assessments designed to help with Noise Regs compliance
✔︎ Average exposures for days / shifts, with average and peak levels
✔︎ Current hearing protection suitability assessed with octave bands
✔︎ Advice on possible noise reduction measures included in reports
✔︎ Recommended engineering and organisational controls where possible
✔︎ Reports give specific recommendations for your workplace
✔︎ Shifts covered if needed at no extra charge
✔︎ We use both wearable and hand-held noise meters
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Competence in workplace noise risk assessment
Our noise assessors are certified by the Institute of Acoustics in workplace noise risk assessment, but this is only the start of their knowledge. With over 20 years of experience of industrial noise surveys in everything from joinery workshops to food factories, emergency services to ships, automotive industries to ship building, we have experience of delivering high quality noise assessments in all workplaces and have built up a depth of knowledge and experience which goes far beyond any initial training. As a small company we have no corporate office to hide behind and with our direct relationships with clients we want to get it right every time. We don’t take the lazy way of templated lists of numbers or a map of the site with some dB levels on it, but provide you with a proper noise risk assessment.
We have never received the phone call from a client starting ‘you know this noise assessment you did? It’s rubbish’ and we never want to receive that call.
The HSE guarantee
If you have an inspection from one of the HSE’s horned devils and subsequent investigation finds our noise assessment to be at fault, we will refund all the costs of it, and do it again if you wish.