The Control of Noise at Work Regulations, 2005 is quite clear as to the requirements and duties placed on employers with regard to the noise in their factories. In conducting a risk assessment, we measure the levels of noise to which workers are exposed.

We then assess whether any employees are exposed to noise at or above a lower exposure action value, an upper exposure action value, or an exposure limit value.

The employee exposure to noise should then be controlled or eliminated by engineering means and noise control at source. Our aim is to achieve this with the minimum cost in terms of noise control works.

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