Protect Your Hearing

Excessive noise at work causes around 17,000 workers each year to suffer deafness or ear conditions such as ringing in the ears. The good news is that with the right measures and Personal Protective Equipment, hearing damage caused by work is preventable, but sadly, once hearing has been damaged or lost, it can be impossible to restore.

You can get lots of information about risks from noise at this special HSE website.

Are you or your workers at risk?

You are at risk if you can answer 'yes' to any of these questions about the noise where you work:

Is the noise intrusive for most of the working day?

Do you have to raise your voice to have a normal conversation when about 2m apart for at least part of the day?

Do you use noisy powered tools or machinery for over 30 minutes each day?