Noise at work assessments

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (CNWR) came into force for all industry sectors on 6 April 2006 and for the music and entertainment sectors on 6 April 2008.

The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (CVWR), came into force on 6 July 2005 and aim to protect workers from risks to health from vibration.

By law, employers must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise and vibration so that you can protect the hearing of your employees.

AEC has extensive experience in undertaking noise and vibration at work assessments across the UK for all sizes of businesses and sites. Our experience in producing expert evidence reports for Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Vibration White Finger claims means that we have a unique insight into the exact requirements of any survey and associated report.

Surveys are undertaken using hand-held sound level meters and where necessary personal dosimeters. Our reports provide simple step by step guidance on what action needs to be taken to protect your employees and meet your responsibilities under both CNWR and CVWR.

Workplaces where assessments have been undertaken include: all types of manufacturing; steelworks; timber yards; textiles, paint shops; engine test bays; chemical processing, mining, quarries, concert venues and leisure centres.

Major clients include:

  • Nissan Motors UK – manufacturing and testing and distribution;
  • Argos – distribution centres;
  • Wilkinson – distribution centre;
  • British Aerospace – manufacturing;
  • Manchester Arena – noise from live event’s