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Document ID (ISN)105869
CIS number 06-1450
ISBN(s) 0-7176-6164-4
Year 2005
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet L 108
Health and Safety Executive
Title Controlling noise at work - The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, Oct. 2005. iv, 134p. Illus. 41 ref. Price: GBP 13.95.
Abstract This publication provides guidance for employers on protecting workers from the risks caused by noise at work. As well as setting out the legal obligations of employers under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (see CIS 06-1259), it introduces a revised approach to the management and control of noise in the workplace. The main sections provide guidance on the assessment and management of noise risks, together with practical advice on noise control, buying and hiring quieter tools and machinery, selection and use of hearing protection and the development of health surveillance procedures. Various appendices set out advice aimed at providers of technical advice and services to the employer, as well as the legal duties of manufacturers and suppliers of noisy machinery. Replaces CIS 98-1714.
Descriptors (primary) hearing protection; responsibilities of employers; legislation; noise control; United Kingdom
Descriptors (secondary) machinery; selection of equipment; limitation of exposure; hazard evaluation; exposure evaluation; noise level measurement; safety by design; comment on law; supply of information; information of personnel; safety guides; audiometric tests; medical supervision
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise
Hearing protection