Occupational Noise Assessments

Many workplaces have plant, equipment and processes that expose workers to noise, a hazard that presents a risk of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL). NIHL is one of the most common risks in workplaces, but it also one of the most avoidable. 

Workplaces are required to manage noise and implement controls where noise exceeds 85 decibels (dB) over an 8 hour exposure time, or exceeds 140 dB of peak or impact noise. Noise exceeding 140dB can cause instantaneous and irreversible hearing damage. Noise assessments must be undertaken 5 yearly, or if there have been changes to plant, equipment or process, or when a worker expresses concerns about hazardous noise.

 Jarrod completed his noise assessment competency requirements in 2017 and can offer preliminary noise assessments, and full detailed noise assessments.
These assessments include noise level recordings, worker exposure levels and assessment of hearing protection in use. Included in the detailed report provided are recommendations on noise reduction controls and workplace design to minimise and reduce noise levels at the source. 

If you have any questions, or would like to organise a noise assessment, please contact us.