The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations) came into force for all industry sectors in Great Britain on 6 April 2006 replaced the previous regulations that had been in force since 1989.The new regulations have tightened the rules and lowered the noise exposure limits within the workplace.
The aim of the Noise Regulations was to ensure that employee’s hearing is protected from excessive noise at their workplace, Depending on the level of risk to an employee it’s a requirement by law under The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) for those employees exposed to noise within the workplace.
Employers have a legal requirement and a duty of care to reduce the noise exposure within the workplace, ensure the legal limits on noise exposure are not exceeded, provide employees with personal hearing protection, maintain the use of equipment provided to control noise risks and provide all employees with information, instruction and correct training on the levels which could cause hearing to loss. Loud noise can cause permanent hearing damage or tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears). Hearing loss caused by work related tasks is preventable but once your hearing has gone it won’t come back.
UK Screening Solutions use the latest technology in t audiometry testing equipment, providing instant data during the assessment that allows the nurse’s or technicians to explain their finding to your candidate and provide the instead results to the employer following the assessment.
UK Screening Solutions provide audiometry testing, as it is often called, hearing assessment either in one of our clinic’s or utilising our purpose built mobile medical units that visit your offices or sites.
The audiometry data management system interfaces with the UK Screening Occupational Health Portal and provides a hearing results that can be utilised as part of ongoing health surveillance programme, allows us to make comparisons on subsequent visits to detect any early signs of any abnormal deterioration in hearing capacity and therefore help tackle any issues before they become a more serious problem.
The hearing assessment is quick and convenient, with minimal disruption to the workforce with each hearing assessment taking 15 – 20 minutes per employee.
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