Control of Noise at Work Regulations

The 2005 version of the Regulations came in to force on 6th April 2006, with the exception of the music and entertainment sectors, where the introduction was delayed for 2 years.  The Regulations were an update of the 1990 Regulations, and introduced new noise limits for protecting employees hearing.

The Regulations contain lower exposure action values, upper exposure action values and exposure limit values.  The action values and limit values are specified in terms of peak sound pressure values and overall noise exposure in terms of daily or weekly personal noise exposure.  The lower action values identify where hearing protection has to be made available to staff and other actions are required by employers.  The upper action value determines the level where hearing protection must be used by employees.  The exposure limit value is the maximum level that employees shall be exposed to when taking in to account noise control actions.

 

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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