Noise Risk Assessment

Not all businesses need a noise risk assessment, but the HSE website provides some simple questions you can answer to determine if you do.

If you do need a noise risk assessment, it should include the following:

  • Where the risk of noise is – e.g. from busy street noise, or power tools
  • Who is likely to be affected by the noise?
  • Extra considerations for vulnerable employees
  • Where you need to comply with law – e.g. by limiting noise, exposure or providing equipment.

Our experienced team can provide advice and guidance about how to manage and reduce the risk of noise in your workplace. To discuss your requirements with us, fill in the enquiry form or call us on 01708 555 544.

If your business uses any of the following, you may need a noise risk assessment:

  • noisy powered tools or machinery
  • explosive sources such as cartridge operated tools or detonators, or guns
  • noise from impacts such as hammering, drop forging, pneumatic impact tools etc

From the HSE website:

By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that you can protect the hearing of your employees.

Where the risks are low, the actions you take may be simple and inexpensive, but where the risks are high, you should manage them using a prioritised noise-control action plan.

Where required, ensure that:

  • hearing protection is provided and used
  • any other controls are properly used
  • you provide information, training and health surveillance

Review what you are doing if anything changes that may affect the noise exposures where you work.