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Noise & Acoustics

‘….employers are responsible for assessing noise levels and implementing controls as necessary.’

Occupational hearing loss has been recognised as a significant issue throughout many Australian workplaces, and legislative requirements are in place nationally for employers to identify, monitor and control worker exposure.

Worker exposure must not exceed an average sound level of 85dBA over the course of a normal 8 hour shift, or be exposed to a peak sound (pressure) above 140dBC.

We provide initial site assessments to identify excessive noise, personal monitoring (dosimetry) for at risk workers, and can assist with recommendations for suitable controls or hearing protection.

Workplace Noise Audits

Static monitoring involves equipment at a set location, and recording continuous data over the course of a normal shift. Static monitoring provides whole-shift monitoring for a particular area or workstation.

Our experienced Noise Consultants can conduct all workplace noise assessments, including industrial & maritime environments, report in accordance with regulatory requirements, and provide recommendations for a range of controls.

Personal Noise Monitoring Graph

Workplace Noise Mapping

 

Noise mapping of the workplace provides an effective method of presenting noise level data visually, which can then be quickly communicated to all stakeholders.

BENSS Noise Audit reports include a colour-coded Noise Map.

Noise Maps are designed to clearly indicate hearing protection requirements, noisy equipment locations, or maximum time for an individual to stay in a particular area.

Maritime Noise Audits
Noise Frequency Analysis