How to comply
There are several solutions for eliminating or limiting noise exposure which can be readily implemented.
But It is not enough to simply eliminate the obvious risks – by law employers are responsible for controlling all potential safety hazards in their workplace.
Where solutions are not obvious, employers should use a process to help them determine the most effective control measures for the noise risks they find in their workplace.
WorkSafe has a range of guidance materials to advise on the required processes and actions that duty-holders must take in order to meet their legal obligations. Compliance Codes, Codes of Practice, health and safety solutions and guidance notes each provide detailed and specific advice for duty-holders seeking to comply with the OHS Regulations 2017.