What's all the Noise about!!!
How to stop workplace noise
affecting YOUR business.
Why workplace noise
levels should be a major consideration for all business owners and managers.
There are four key reasons
why every workplace should determine
if their facility
exceeds the allowable noise levels.
- Legislation -
The Victorian Health and Safety regulations (1992) states that every
workplace MUST have a risk assessment performed to determine their noise risk
- Premiums - The
result of workplace noise exposure is hearing loss, a Workcover claimable
injury. Your premiums are directly related to your claims history. Ensuring
that your claims are minimised will keep your Workcover premiums as low as
- Productivity -
Independent studies have shown that when noise levels are reduced, there is
an immediate lift in productivity, and a reduction in accidents. This is because
the staff can obtain and maintain higher levels of concentration in lower
- Secondary savings
- By reducing the noise levels in the facility, there may be no further
need for regular hearing testing or hearing protection equipment. If you are
using disposable ear plugs, this represents a saving of at least $200 per
employee per year!
simple as... 1, 2, 3.
a simple risk assessment by completing the one page form
available free from Quadrant Instruments Australia.
If the risk
assessment identifies a problem, perform a noise assessment
and provide regular hearing tests for all employees in the noise hazard area.
a noise reduction program, based on the findings of the noise assessment report,
in accordance with the relevant regulations.
and its related hearing problems, can be a ticking time bomb for yourbusiness.
Act now, and we can show
you some simple methods to safely "deactivate the fuse!"
CHOOSE WHETHER TO ACT TODAY,
DECISION MAY BE TOO LATE - OR OUT OF YOUR HANDS!
may be too late!
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