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Occupational noise surveys and acoustic reports are needed to comply with OH&S workplace legal requirements.
Environmental Results delivers quality, comprehensive occupational noise assessments with easy to interpret noise maps.
Where employees are exposed to noise, it's important to ensure that safeguards are used to reduce noise exposure that can cause personnel discomfort, damage hearing and affect workplace efficiency and safety.
We also can advise on appropriate noise reduction solutions where needed.
Assessments and audits of noise exposure are based on methods described in Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269 (occupational noise measurement and management) and criteria that applies under WorkCover requirements.
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- undertake noise measurements using NATA certified equipment;
- assess noise exposure for individuals and/or locations;
- where levels exceed criteria, we identify and develop solutions;
- we can prepare a noise map of a work area using SoundPLAN so that noise levels for different locations can be easily identified;
- design an occupational noise management plan to minimise noise and impact on staff in accordance with the NSW requirements (Workcover). This may include designing noise barriers, acoustical enclosures and hearing protection devices.
- document the results of noise measurements, the noise exposure assessment and any recommendations.
- prepare noise maps of work areas
The occupational noise survey and assessment will provide complete documentation to meet statutory requirements.
Division 4 Noise management49 Noise management—particular risk control measures
(1) An employer must ensure that appropriate control measures are taken if a person is exposed to noise levels that: (a) exceed an 8-hour noise level equivalent of 85 dB(A), or (b) peak at more than 140 dB(C). Maximum penalty: Level 4.
(2) For the purposes of subclause (1): (a) the measurement is to be made in accordance with AS/NZS 1269.1:1998 Occupational noise management Part 1: Measurement and assessment of noise imission and exposure, and(b) exposure to noise is taken to be measured at the position of the ears of a person, or at an equivalent of that position, and (c) the measurement is to be made on the assumption that the person is not wearing any device to protect himself or herself from noise.