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Noise at Work Assessments

22 October 2020

Presented by SLR

22 Oct 2020 

By law under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations revised by the Health and Safety Executive in 2005, employers must assess and identify measures to reduce the risk of long-term hearing damage to mployees from prolonged periods of exposure to high noise levels.


A noise at work assessment is conducted on site with co-operation between the consultant and employer to understand how the facility operates, to monitor noise levels and therefore to ascertain the level of noise exposure that employees are subjected to. An assessment is not always a one off and may need to be conducted again upon a change in process, the installation of new equipment, a change in operating hours or the provision of new noise control measures.

This presentation includes:

  • A quick “lesson” on noise
  • Why is Assessing and Mitigating Noise at Work Important?
  • An introduction to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations
  • A question and answer session (interactive if possible)
  • Do you have a noise issue?
  • What is involved in a Noise at Work Assessment?
  • What mitigation measures may be implemented?
  • Training Requirements

Should you have any questions on this subject, or need further clarification on anything discussed in the webinar, please email Reema Patel the Membership Engagement Executive, who will make sure your query is answered.

SLR: Noise at Work Assessments