How to identify if noise is a problem and what you can do to minimise this
Workplace exposure to loud noise can affect hearing. The louder the noise, the more damage it can cause and in some cases it can lead to permanent hearing loss.
Use the links below to find information on how to meet your responsibilities by conducting a noise assessment and taking steps to prevent or control the risks identified.
You, your business and staff may be at risk if workers have to raise their voices to talk to a person 2 metres away. There is also a risk if workers have to
Noise generating activities in high risk sectors include
workplace risk assessment should identify if exposure to excessive noise is putting your workers at risk. You may need to conduct a more detailed noise assessment for those activities.
Use our noise risk assessment form
You can share the video below with your employees to help raise awareness and encourage discussion on the subject.
For information on workplace health, safety and wellbeing, contact your local health board team