workplace noise assessments

Do you have a problem with noise at work?

This will depend on how loud the noise is, and how long people are exposed to the noise. As a simple guide you will probably need to do something about the noise if any of the following apply:

• Do your employees have to raise their voices to carry out a normal conversation when they are standing about 2 metres apart for at least part of the working day?

• Do your employees use noisy powered tools or machinery for more than half an hour each day?

Noise can also be a safety hazard at work, the noise can interfere with normal communication and make warnings harder to hear, e.g. a fire alarm or a shouted warning. Some examples of typical noise levels are:

Normal conversation, 55 dB(A)

A car engine at 10 metres away, 70 dB(A)

Power tools, 90 dB(A)

A jet aircraft taking off 25 metres away, 140 dB(A)  

Workplace noise assessments

I carry out workplace noise assessments and provide noise assessment reports.

The reports are easy to understand and show the measured noise levels for a quantity of pre-planned activities . 

Free no obligation site visits

I offer free no obligation site visits to discuss your workplace noise assessments requirements, subject to location.