Both the Mines and Worksafe Regulations are concerned with noise induced hearing loss to employees at worksites. Although the obvious solution is to issue hearing protection, noise control at the source should firstly be considered. There are also other options such as shift rotation or minimising the time personnel spend in certain areas. Even with regards to hearing protection, there are so many to choose from, it is important to select the right ones for the right person so they are not under-protected or over-protected.
Lloyd George Acoustics has hand held sound level meters to undertake these noise assessments, as well as noise dose badges. The dose badges are convenient in that they can be worn by a person for their entire shift and provide a time history of noise exposure throughout the day.
With the equipment and experience, we can provide you advice on how to best protect your personnel from noise exposure to ensure you comply with legislation, practical advice on noise control options and hearing protection selection.