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Noise and Vibration Risk Assessments

As an employer, you have a legal duty to protect your employees from excessive exposure to noise and vibration that could cause them harm.

Too much noise can cause issues such as Tinnitus or Noise Induced Hearing Loss. Vibration can cause Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) syndrome (commonly referred to as white finger). This is why it is essential that you have a thorough understanding of the amount of noise and vibration that your employees are being exposed to.

The important Health and Safety Executive regulations in relation to these issues are Regulation 4 (Exposure limit values and action values) and Regulation 5 (Assessment of the risk to health created by vibration in the workplace).

Here at The Bradley Group, we are expertly placed to assess these risks for you. We can make recommendations on ways to mitigate these risks to your employees, as well as identifying which equipment could potentially be causing issues by omitting noise above the lower exposure action value of 80 dB (a) and vibration above the action value of 2.5/5.

Numerous types of machinery and equipment can expose employees to the legal limits without the employer being aware.

For more information about how we can help you manage the hazards associated with noise and vibration producing machinery and equipment, or to arrange a consultation, please email sally.heard@thebradleygroup.co.uk or call 01795 599 989.

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