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Occupational Noise Monitoring

Noise at work

Noise at work is related to the noise experienced by employee during their working hours. Assessing occupational exposure levels for employees relates to the noise levels and the exposure periods of the employees to the noise. In order to reduce the exposure either: the noise level needs reducing; the exposure period needs reducing; or both are reduced.

Phlorum can help employers assess the occupational noise exposure to their employees, as required under the Noise at Work Regulations.

The action values for exposure are:

  • 85 dB and 80 dB for daily noise exposure; and
  • 135 dB and 137 dB for peak noise

Plus, exposure limit for when wearing hearing protection of:

  • 87 dB (daily exposure) and 140 dB (peak noise).