The Coronavirus pandemic has presented a whole host of new health and safety challenges for businesses across the country and the world. While Covid-19 is the health and safety focus of many businesses right now, it’s essential to remember that existing health and safety challenges still exist and that the regulations have not changed. You’re still required by law to make sure that your workplace is risk-free and that your people are protected.
If you work in health and safety or noise measurement, you might be wondering just how you’re supposed to collect the data you need whilst ensuring you stay at least two meters away from other people.
The anti-headphone argument typically goes something like: “People these days and their headphones. They can’t possibly work listening to music, not to mention it’s bad for morale if workers are in their own little worlds?”
Noise in the workplace poses significant risks to people’s hearing. Without the right tools and equipment to understand the noise levels in your organisation, you could be leaving employees open to suffering from hearing loss. Here are five of the most common mistakes employers make when it comes to noise in the workplace.
Christmas may have only just ended with summer feeling like a lifetime away, but the world-famous Glastonbury festival is already making headlines. Far from being rumours about who this year’s headliners are going to be, the most recent Glasto-gossip focusses on low-frequency propagation.
In a protest against the lack of adequate and available hearing protection, London Underground drivers have decided to drive trains at lower speeds on certain sections of track, in order to reduce noise levels.
The Royal Opera House has lost its appeal against a High Court ruling, that they did not prevent a musician from suffering from irreperable hearing damage. Read more about the case and what this could mean for the future of H&S claims.
Noise can affect us in every walk of life, but the place we least expect it to cause problems is in hospital. Learn more about the issues of hospital noise and how it can affect both patients and staff.
Here at Cirrus Research, we’re driven by one main thing: to develop innovative instruments that will ultimately save people’s hearing from being irreparably damaged, and prevent them from developing other serious conditions associated with hearing loss. Most people who know our name will have awareness of just how damaging noise can be, whether it’s noise pollution in the environment or Read More…
There are new PPE regulations coming into effect soon. Find out what they are, what they mean for you and what you have to do in order to be compliant with the law.