Workplace Noise Assessment (NAWR)

Workplace Noise Assessment (NAWR)

Workplace Noise Assessment

The control of noise at work regulations 2005.

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (the Noise Regulations) came into force on the 6th April 2006. The main aim of the regulations is to ensure that employees hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause permanent damage to their hearing.

As an employer you must take steps to comply with the regulations and to protect your employees, initially by undertaking a workplace noise survey.

A good indication that you may have a noise problem is if your employees have to raise their voices to be heard just 2 metres away.

A noise survey carried out by our consultants will identify:

  • If there may be a risk from noise exposure and who is likely to be affected.
  • Employees daily exposures and compare this with the exposure action values and limits contained in the regulations
  • Identify any remedial action you need to take to comply with the regulations such as noise control measures, hearing protection requirements and even the correct signage you need and where to display it in your workplace.