Castle’s recipe for Noise at Work Compliance

 

Castle Group Ltd are providing a recipe for Noise at Work Compliance for all organisations who can’t say with 100% certainty that they’re complying with The Control of Noise at Work Regulations.

To help ensure that your organisation is delivering the necessary protection for your workforce as well as compliance with the law, organisations will be provided with:

  • Three Day Competent Persons Training Course in Noise at Work Compliance
  • Class 1 SONIK-S Sound Level Meter System for Occupational Noise (including acoustic calibrator)
  • 24 Months of Traceable Calibration for your sound meter and acoustic calibrator

for one fixed price.

Why is protecting against excessive noise important?

It’s estimated that there are currently 20,000 workers with work-related hearing problems in the UK (Hse.gov.uk, 2018), and in the last ten years there have been over 1,500 claims associated with work related deafness! The values of successful claims varies according to the circumstances, such as the working conditions and the level of damage sustained, but personal injury insurers are advertising compensation payouts at anywhere up to between £70,000 (Imperiumlaw.co.uk, 2018) and £88,000 (Hearing Loss Advice Lawyers, 2018) – and that’s not including costs and fines that organisations may have to pay.

When it comes to Noise at Work, failing to protect your workforce can be costly. One recent noise induced deafness claim by a joiner/engineer cost an employer £18,000 in compensation (Gower, 2018). With the appropriate action, further claims, and all associated costs, are fully preventable.

Who’s your competent person for noise at work?

The word competent (or competency) is defined as “having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully“, and it’s repeated a total of 26 times throughout The Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Dedicating an individual, or individuals, to be the competent person for Noise at Work in your organisation is the key to complying with the Noise Regulations. Castle’s three day Competent Persons Course was designed to empower safety managers with the necessary skills and understanding in order for them to ensure the protection of employees and compliance of your organisation.

Noise at Work Competent Persons Course from Castle

Noise at Work Competent Persons Course from Castle

A recent delegate on this course said, “Theory parts of the course excellently and concisely explained. Practical elements also very well done. Extremely useful running through the process of report writing and what’s required in noise assessments. Overall a very well run. Enlightening course that was made enjoyable by the enthusiasm and patience of Steve.“.

A Clever Sound Meter for a Competent Noise Assessor

The SONIK-S is a dedicated Sound Level Meter providing all the necessary features and requirements to produce accurate noise measurements for noise at work assessments. It’s simple measurement set-up and intuitive interface makes conducting noise surveys as straightforward as they should be.

SONIK Sound Meter for Noise at Work

Do you fully comply with the Noise Regulations?

If you can’t say with 100% certainty that your organisation fully complies with The Noise at Work Regulations 2005, then look no further. The Noise at Work Compliance recipe:

  • Three Day Competent Persons Training Course for Noise at Work
  • SONIK-S Sound Level Meter for Occupational Noise
  • Annual Traceable Calibration after 12 Months, giving you two years of traceable calibration

Discounted Price: £3,000 (saving £526)

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Bibliography

Hse.gov.uk. (2018). Statistics – Noise-induced hearing loss in Great Britain. [online] Available at: http://www.hse.gov.uk/statistics/causdis/deafness/index.htm [Accessed 28 Aug. 2018].

Hearing Loss/industrial deafness claims Compensation Claim & Help from Hearing Loss Advice Lawyers. (2018). Hearing Loss Compensation Amounts. [online] Available at: http://hearinglossadvice.co.uk/compensation-amounts/ [Accessed 28 Aug. 2018].

Imperiumlaw.co.uk. (2018). Hearing loss payouts | Our Services | Imperium Law. [online] Available at: https://www.imperiumlaw.co.uk/ourservices/hearing-loss-payouts.html [Accessed 28 Aug. 2018].

Gower, P. (2018). BT engineer receives £18,000 for hearing loss claim. [online] Simpson Millar LLP. Available at: https://www.simpsonmillar.co.uk/news/bt-engineer-receives-18000-for-hearing-loss-claim-1395 [Accessed 28 Aug. 2018].

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