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Document ID (ISN)108538
CIS number 08-1179
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 517
Author(s) Butterfield D.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Measurement of noise levels that staff are exposed to at live music events
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. 164p. Illus.
Internet access http://www.hse.gov.uk/research/rrpdf/rr517.pdf [in English]
Abstract More stringent noise at work regulations came into force for general industry in April 2006. The live music sector was granted a two-year period to develop sector-specific guidance on compliance, but was meanwhile required to comply with existing noise regulations. Local Authorities also have responsibilities concerning monitoring and compliance. This study was carried out to assess the current noise exposure of groups of people within the sector and the impact of the new regulations on live music concerts. This report contains details of the personal exposures of a cross section of workers at twelve events throughout the year. It explores the control measures in place and makes recommendations for improvements.
Descriptors (primary) entertainment services; United Kingdom; noise dosimetry; exposure evaluation; concerts
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; music industry; report; legislation; hearing loss; theatres; premises
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Entertainment services and sports
Exposure evaluation