Occupational Hygiene Services

Noise Assessments

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The Noise Regulations 2005 require employers to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work.

OHEC (uk) Ltd. can provide the following services to help you comply with your duties under the Noise Regulations :

Initial Visits

Walk-through surveys, to identify areas of the workplace where the Exposure Action Values (EAVs) may be exceeded and to identify areas that may require further monitoring or creation of Hearing Protection Zones.


Detailed sampling surveys, in compliance with the current noise regulations, using personal noise dosimeters and sound level meters to quantify:

  • personal noise exposure levels (i.e. LEP,d and peak dB(C) levels).
  • comprehensive reports including time-history print-outs.
  • suitability of hearing protection.
  • workplace noise assessments on a database so that old records can be accessed easily.
  • environmental noise monitoring.

Consultation and advice

  • Auditing of in-house assessments.
  • Advice on noise control and reduction strategies.
  • Training and advice on hearing protection, hearing conservation programmes and audiometry.
Noise Assessments Chart