Noise monitoring is conducted to determine the level of exposure to harmful noise through the use of machines and equipment. The need for noise measurement and controls may have originated from previous audits conducted in the workplace, statutory compliance or redevelopment of noise management plans. Surveys are conducted to:
- Identify items of equipment and operations which have the potential to cause the exposure standard to be exceeded;
- Delineate all areas where the average sound level 85dB or the peak noise level exceeds 140 dB
- Evaluate noise exposures (LAeq,8hr) so that personnel exposed above the exposure standard can be identified; and
- Assess the adequacy of the noise reduction afforded by personal hearing protectors already in use and of alternative protectors if required.
We can conduct workplace Noise Monitoring using the following 2 methods
- Sound Level Meter
- Personal Noise Dosimeters