Noise at Work

Exposure to high levels of noise at work can lead to permanent hearing damage for employees. This can lead to prosecution of the employer by the Health and Safety Executive and potentially costly compensation claims from the employees.

ear-protection-zoneThe Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 specify lower and upper action values for noise exposure, based on an employee's personal daily (or weekly) noise exposure A risk assessment is required to assess the likely exposure to noise of employees and to compare the noise exposure levels with the action values. If necessary, employers must take action to eliminate or reduce the risks from noise exposure to a level that is 'reasonably practicable'. The noise assessment must be carried out by a competent person.

Hepworth Acoustics can provide the following services:

  • Noise surveys using hand held noise meters or dosemeters by competent staff;
  • Assessing employee noise exposure from measured levels and working patterns;
  • Providing detailed noise risk assessments to meet the requirements of the Regulations;
  • Recommendations for reducing noise exposure and specifications for hearing protection;
  • Detailing noise mitigation measures;
  • Representation at legal hearings.

Contact Your Nearest Regional Office


If you would like to discuss our services get in touch with one of our regional offices directly, which are listed below, or email us at 
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Manchester 

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd (Head Office)
21 Little Peter Street
Manchester
M15 4PS

 

Tel: 0161 242 7900
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Birmingham

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1310 Solihull Parkway
Birmingham Business Park
Birmingham
B37 7YB

Tel: 0121 635 5565
Fax: 0161 235 8407

London

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Hamilton House
Mabledon Place
London
WC1H 9BB
 

Tel: 0207 554 8712
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Liverpool

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
Bulloch House
10, Rumford Place
Liverpool
L3 9DG
 

Tel: 0151 515 0741
Fax: 0161 235 8407

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Sheffield

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
The Innovation Centre
217 Portobello
Sheffield
S1 4DP
 

Tel: 0114 224 2428
Fax: 0161 235 8407

Bristol

Hepworth Acoustics Ltd
1st Floor, Aztec Centre
Aztec West
Almondsbury
Bristol
BS32 4TD

Tel: 01454 203533
Fax: 0161 235 8407