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Document ID (ISN)105974
CIS number 06-1259
ISBN(s) 0-11-072984-6
Year 2005
Convention or series no. Statutory Instruments 2005 No.1643
Title Health and Safety - The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 [United Kingdom]
Bibliographic information TSO Online Bookshop,, 2005. 16p. Price: GBP 3.00.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract These Regulations implement in Great Britain the provisions of EC Directive 2003/10/EC (see CIS 06-253). Provisions are made for: lower and upper exposure action values (80-85dB(A) for daily or weekly levels, 135-137dB(C) as peak sound pressures); exposure limit values (87db(A) for daily and weekly levels, 140dB(C) as peak sound pressures); assessment of exposure levels to noise in the workplace; elimination and control of exposure to noise at the workplace; hearing protection (including the designation of Hearing Protection Zones); maintenance and use of protective equipment; health surveillance; information, instruction and training; exemption certificates from hearing protection and for emergency services. Regulations S.I. 1989 No.1790 on the same subject (see CIS 90-21) are repealed. In schedules: noise level calculation methods.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; noise control; limitation of exposure; noise
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; law; noise measurement; noise level
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Standards and directives with the force of law
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Noise