How to Carry Out a Noise Survey

Carry Out a Noise Survey at Your Business Premises with Our Assistance

If you have employees working within a particularly noisy working environment, you will need to take their health into consideration. The Occupational Health and Safety Act actually dictates just how much noise is allowed in a working environment and under which conditions hearing protection or noise level control mechanisms are required, by law. In order to ensure that your business is adhering to the regulations that are in place, a noise survey must be carried out. This is done by making use of a sound level meter or SLM. This meter is used at various places within the workplace and then recorded onto a floor plan or in a report table.

When one of our MAKROSAFE representatives pays a visit to your premises to carry out such a survey, you can expect exceptional professionalism and attention to detail at all times. The main goal of our team is to ensure that your business is operating within regulations, and to advise management on various methods and mechanisms, if changes need to be made. Our Approved Inspection Authority (AIA) will make a note of all areas where noise levels exceed 85 decibels and will zone these areas accordingly.

In the event of the outcome being that your working environment is too noisy and a hazard to staff members, you will need to set a hearing conservation programme in place, in order to safeguard your employees from hearing damage. At MAKROSAFE, we can recommend a hearing conservation programme for you to implement within the workplace. The Approved Inspection Authority should return every 2 years to reassess the workplace and noise levels. This ensures that your business is always compliant and does not lose its certification.

At MAKROSAFE, we have been serving the South African market for many years. Our team members are all familiar with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, various regulations, SANS codes, bylaws and the Compensation for Injuries and Diseases Act, which puts us in a great position to provide advice, guidance and carry out training and assessments that benefit both employee and employer. We can also provide assistance with implementing various processes and procedures that can help you to enjoy a healthier and safer working environment.

If you are looking for a professional company to assist you with carrying out a noise survey and ensuring that the best interests of your staff members are protected, then you have come to the right place. At MAKROSAFE, we are standing by to assist you in absolutely any way possible.

Posted date: 13th Jan 2015
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