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Health & Safety

Occupational safety covers a multitude of disciplines - we specialise in two:

1. NOISE

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Based on European Directives, the aim of the Noise Regulations is to ensure that workers' hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause them to lose their hearing and/or to suffer from tinnitus (permanent ringing in the ears).

By law, an employer must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that the hearing of employees is protected.

Where the risks are low, the actions necessary may be simple and inexpensive, but where the risks are high, these should be managed using a prioritised noise-control action plan.

Where required, an employer must ensure that:

  • Hearing protection is provided and used;
  • Any other controls are properly used; and
  • Information, training and health surveillance are provided.

 

2. VIBRATION

B&K Type 4447 Hand Arm Vibration

Vibration can cause long-term, painful damage to hands and fingers and shocks and jolts from driving certain types of vehicles can cause severe back pain.

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations implements the European Physical Agents Vibration Directive - 2002/44/EC. It covers both whole body and hand-arm vibration.

The excellent B&K Type 4447 Human Vibration Analyser is a simple to use tool for the assessment of:

  • Hand-Arm Vibration
  • Whole Body Vibration


 

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