- Noise at work can cause hearing damage that is permanent and disabling.
- The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 requires the employer to eliminate or reduce the risk of noise in the workplace.
- Noisy workplaces can also interfere with communications, making warnings harder to hear.
- Wherever there is noise at work, provisions should be made to look at alternative processes, equipment of working procedures.
This guidance includes an introduction to health management with noise, health and safety arrangements, control measures, health surveillance and further references to information.