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The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 aim to protect workers from the harmful effects of excessive noise in the workplace. The regulations require employers to assess and control the risks associated with noise exposure, and to take action to protect workers where necessary. Employers must also provide workers with information and training on the risks of noise exposure, and ensure that noise levels are monitored and recorded where appropriate. The regulations apply to all employers and workers in Northern Ireland, with some limited exemptions.
Under The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006, employers must take action to assess and control the risks associated with noise exposure in the workplace. This includes conducting noise assessments to identify areas where noise levels exceed the action values and providing hearing protection for workers exposed to excessive noise. Employers must keep records of the noise assessments and provide information and training to workers on the risks of noise exposure and how to use hearing protection effectively. In addition, employers must ensure that noise levels are regularly monitored and reviewed to ensure that control measures remain effective.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 provide exemptions for certain situations, such as:
1. Low noise environments: The regulations do not apply to workers in environments where the daily noise exposure is not likely to exceed 80 decibels.
2. Non-work activities: The regulations do not apply to noise exposure from non-work activities, such as using a lawnmower at home.
3. Emergency services: The regulations provide some flexibility for emergency services, such as the police and fire service, who may need to communicate effectively in noisy environments.
However, it should be noted that these exemptions are limited and the employer still has a duty to assess and manage noise risks to the extent that is reasonably practicable.
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