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Hearing Protection

LEGISLATION

Regulation 9 of the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Acts 1002 requires Hearing protection to be provided in prolonged noisy environments.

TYPICAL HAZARDS

Constant noise above 85 dB
Impact Noise

Explosive noise
Repetitive noise

RISK ASSESSMENT

AUDIOMETRY AND HEARING PROTECTION SURVEYS

As with all PPE, a Comprehensive Risk Assessment is an essential prerequisite to ensure hazards are eliminated where possible and where not, the correct Hearing Protection is supplied. Audiometric tests, including careful measurement of sound levels and exposure times are fundamental in assessing the risks involved and determining the correct equipment. We world be pleased to assist you with surveys and the process of selection the right Hearing Protection.

PERSONAL INJURIES

Unlike eye, head and respiratory injuries, hearing damage is not necessarily painful or visible at the time of occurrence. However, noise should be regarded as a physical hazard. The result of prolonged exposure to excessive noise can result in physical cumulative injury - loss of hearing.

PRODUCT STANDARD / CE MARKINGS

EN352-1 (Muffs/Headband)
EN 352-3 (Muffs/Helmet mounted)

EN352-2 (Plugs and Bands)

 

The new CE regulation have introduced a new single number rating (SNR) to supplement the full attenuation tables. This number offers a guide to the overall performance, but full attenuation date must be checked against specific noise frequency exposures, the ensure adequate protection is provided.

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