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Noise Survey

Noise Surveys are conducted to evaluate noise rating levels at your workplace against the 85 dBA noise rating limit to quantitatively assess the risks of noise-induced hearing loss, and recommend corrective actions where necessary.

Noise is defined as unwanted, annoying or physiologically damaging sound. Prolonged exposure to noise levels at or above the 85 dBA noise rating limit may cause permanent noise-induced hearing loss. Noise may also interfere with speech communication, cause annoyance and reduce the productivity of employees, which can result in fatigue and numerous other physiological and behavioural effects.

Every employer should have a Noise Survey conducted at their premises as required in terms of Sections 6 and 7 of the Noise Induced Hearing Loss Regulations, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Sections 5, 9 and 12 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.