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Risk Analysis and Planning

According to current regulations, the existence of any one of the following key risk factors indicates that the workplace being assessed must undergo a full noise assessment to determine the potential noise hazards.
(Occupational Health & Safety Regulations, 1992).

Read through the following questions & tick the box if your answer is YES.
If you answered Yes to any question fill out your details below & submit.

One of our friendly consultants will contact you to discuss your potential risk and future planning to reduce the harmful effects of Noise.


1.) Is there any difficulty, or does the speaker need to raise their voice above normal speaking level in communication between 2 employees at a distance of one meter?   Yes
2.) Do employees in the area notice a reduction in hearing ability over the course of the day? (This reduction may not actually be noticed until after work)   Yes
3.) Do employees experience any of the following:      
  - Ringing in the ears (Tinnitus)?   Yes
  - The same sound having a different volume or tone in each ear ?
  - Blurred hearing (hearing words but not understanding them clearly)?   Yes
4.) Are any long term employees hard of hearing?   Yes
5.) Are any hearing protection devices provided to any employees?   Yes
6.) Are signs posted anywhere in or near the work area, indicating that Hearing Protection Devices should be worn?   Yes
7.) Does the noise level in any part of the work area exceed 85 decibels?   Yes
8.) Do the results of past noise measurements or surveys indicate noise levels equal to or greater than any of the following:      
  - 85 dB(A) slow?   Yes
  - 85 dB(A) LAeq?
  - 140 dB (Lin) Peak Noise?   Yes
  Daily noise dose greater than 0.3 (i.e. LAeq8 85dB(A))?   Yes
9.) Have there been any claims for work related hearing loss?   Yes
10.) Does any equipment in or around the work area have noise information including labels that indicate that noise levels equal or greater than any of the following?      
  - 80 dB(A)?   Yes
  - 130 dB(lin) Peak noise ?
  - 80 dB(A) Sound Power?   Yes
11.) Do the results of Audiometry indicate that any past or present
employees have a hearing loss?
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