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Legislation and Standards

There are many noise emission standards, some for specific classes of equipment such as EN 60745 series, noise emission of portable powered hand tools, and others such as BS EN ISO 4871:2009, the declaration and verification of noise emission values of machinery and equipment with more general application. Standards are available from The British Standards Institution (BSI).

Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 covers duties of equipment users.

Update 2015-06-03