Do you work in constantly noisy conditions? Are you subjected to an equivalent continuous noise level which exceeds 85dB(A)? If that is the case then you are subject to screening audiometry, otherwise known as health surveillance for noise. It is also requited for people that are susceptible to noise levels of 80dB(A). People should be aware that screening audiometry is mandatory and is a requirement of the 2005 Control of Noise Regulations.
The purpose of the audiometry or the health surveillance for noise is to identify the early indication of hearing loss or damage. If that was not all, the process is used to determine if a person’s hearing loss stems from being exposed to loud ambient noise in the workplace.
If any hearing loss or damage has been detected, then you should have the proper remedial follow-up check in the workplace if requited, along with any personal medical referral, if need be.
Screening audiometry allows employers to take the necessary steps to combat hearing loss in the workplace. It can also be an important factor in reducing occupational health compensation claims involving noise-induced hearing loss.
Health surveillance for noise hearing tests will be performed in the workplace. They will be reported in accordance to the HSE categorisation scheme, as laid out in the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.
Darroch Occupational Audiology carries out simple, non-obtrusive hearing tests for our client firms across Scotland. We utilise the most up to date automated, portable audiometric systems with sound excluding headphones. Darroch will help your staff through the hearing test, which may take between fifteen to twenty minutes. You can be assured we will oversee screening audiometry tests to HSE/ Noise at Work Regulation standards.
If you require the most efficient, professionally handled health surveillance for noise hearing tests in your place of employment, then put your trust in Darroch Occupational Audiology.