Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is one of the biggest occupational health issues in the UK. Approximately 170,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness, tinnitus, or other ear conditions from exposure to harmful levels of noise at work. To ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their workplace, The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 states that the level at which hearing protection and hearing protection zones need to be provided is at 85 decibels on a daily or weekly average. The level where an employer will need to carry out risk assessments and provide information and training is at 80 decibels, so we can help explain what you can do to reduce the hazards and protect both yourself and your employees from harmful noise levels at work.
Cromwell have a wide selection of hearing protection including all relevant attachable accessories to ensure you are fully protected in your work environment and our expert guide provides you with the legislation and information you need to select the right products.