Testing here was for a new client who had used the same provider for many years, but had found the prices continually increasing while the service was getting a little hit and miss. We provided 27 hearing tests in one day, parking the unit next to the employee entrance and exit. This was a proper old Lancashire cotton mill, now diversified into various products including carpets and artificial grass, and it’s always nice to see these old buildings still working.
Following a visit from the HSE, a small joinery workshop near Cambridge needed a noise assessment to identify the noise levels present and assess the suitability of their hearing protection for the noise risk. Noise risk assessment done for the employer for their own use and to submit to the HSE Inspector overseeing them.
Employee noise training
We provided a noise assessment and a set of hearing tests for a mill in London, who then asked for employee noise awareness training for day and night shift workers. We sent one of our noise assessors down and delivered two courses in the day for them, including the results of the noise assessment carried out previously. We have also provided a fire risk assessment and fire safety training for the same lucky people.
A site in Livingston in Scotland wanted a noise assessment to look at the noise levels associated with the cutting and dropping of steel reinforcement bars.
100 hearing tests over four and a half days for a large employer in Somerset. Or to be more precise, Midsomer Norton. We are fairly sure there has never been a scene in Midsomer Murders quite a bleak as this, with the screening van round the back of a factory by the bins on a grey stormy day!
A noise assessment for a sugar-cravers image of heaven, a sweets factory near Peterborough. The assessment was to look particularly at impact noise from the sorting and packing machinery.
A large food factory with some 400+ employees required a noise assessment for their London site. The noise assessment broke the factory down into its component areas and then gave noise exposure values for personnel on each of the production lines, along with general values for prep areas, stores, etc.