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Casella is dedicated to reducing occupational health and environmental impact risks through effective monitoring solutions. As experts in noise monitoring, the company is ideally placed to offer clear and simple advice on how to monitor noise. Casella also provide guidance on choosing the most appropriate hearing protection if required, with aim of reducing long term hearing loss in workers.
Exposure to excessive noise is a major occupational hazard with prolonged over-exposure potentially leading to noise induced hearing loss. Almost 10 million people in the UK have some degree of hearing loss. That figure is expected to rise to around 14.5million by 2031, so it’s important for employers to act now.
While hearing protection, such as ear plugs and earmuffs are worn by workers to protect them against excessive noise, the best way to reduce hearing loss is by preventing it in the first place. The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force for Great Britain in 2006, the legislation you need to assess the risk of hazardous noise levels and this needs to be carried out by a competent individual. As a result, it is crucial for companies to have trained professionals who are able to monitor working environments and provide advice on action in which could be taken to prevent occupational hearing loss.
Learn how to monitor noise
If you are considering assessing your workplace noise levels, Casella run one day noise courses to provide guidance for best practice. The course includes a test for participants, which awards them a certificate for measuring and reporting noise, if completed successfully. Our courses are delivered by expert trainers who are knowledgeable within the field in order to give specialist advice which will benefit both employers and employees.
The course covers:
· Understanding noise in terms of measuring frequency and amplitude.
· The ‘dB’ rule and how noise can affect a person’s hearing in different ways.
· Under the section on legislation, participants are taught what actions are required in lower, upper and above upper exposure levels.
· Hands-on training on sound level meters and dosimeters to show the variety of instruments available to monitor noise.
· Participants are shown how to turn the readings from the noise monitors and dosimeters into values that help them determine the most appropriate form of hearing protection.
Hearing loss caused by work is preventable, therefore it is vital to monitor your work environment in order to save costs and reduce occupational noise induced hearing loss amongst workers. Take action now and take a look at the various noise monitoring solutions and courses Casella has to offer.
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