Noise Assessment Wolverhampton

Noise at Work Consultancy are based in Worcester in the West Midlands and we cover the whole of the Wolverhampton area. Our company was established in response to an ever-increasing demand for noise exposure testing and evaluation, principally in the Industrial Occupational Health and Safety sector.

Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most common occupational disease in Europe and accounts for about one third of all work related diseases, ahead of skin and respiratory problems. In the UK some 170,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result of exposure to excessive noise at work .It is permanent and is caused by irreversible destruction of hair cells in the cochlea which initially results in the loss of high pitched sounds and may extend to lower pitched sounds in the future.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss

Tinnitus

Tinnitus is a ringing, hissing or booming sensation in the ear and excessive exposure to noise increases the risk of tinnitus particularly if it is impulsive noise. Tinnitus can also be the first sign of hearing damage.
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Noise and Chemicals
Some dangerous chemicals are ototoxic i.e. poisonous to the ear and a synergy has been noted between noise and some organic solvents where they are used in a noisy environment. The direct evidence is limited, however awareness of this fact should be taken into account during risk assessments.
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Noise and Pregnant Workers
Exposure of pregnant workers to high noise levels can affect the unborn child and have a later effect on hearing ability particularly with regard to low frequency exposure.
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Noise Assessment Wolverhampton

Do You Need a Noise Assessment in Wolverhampton?

Noise Assessment WolverhamptonIn order to comply with all current legislation regarding the Control of Noise at Work we offer the following services

A thorough and detailed noise risk assessment of the work activities carried out on your premises to include:

The measurement and calculation of daily or weekly and peak noise exposure levels using integrating sound level meters and personal noise dosemeters

The evaluation of the risk of noise induced hearing loss and other well documented effects of excessive exposure to noise at work

A clear, concise and accurate written report detailing the risks to your employees and what you need to do, as an employer, to implement an effective and long term hearing conservation programme.

Advice on the selection of suitable hearing protection and audiometric testing.

Advice on training and the issue of Noise at work policy documents.

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If you are worried about Industrial Hearing Loss in your workplace contact us today. We carry out a Noise at Work Surveys and Industrial Noise Testing all over the country. Call us today on 01905 349 641 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 
 

 

 

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