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Noise at work

Many employees in Great Britain are exposed to noise levels at work that may be harmful.

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Buy Quiet

Buy Quiet helps manufacturers, importers, suppliers and users of equipment to work together to reduce the risk of noise-induced hearing loss in the workplace.

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Advice for employers

Some 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness, ringing in the ears or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work.

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Noise and Vibration Partnership Group

Industry led group working to increase awareness, and promote effective management and control of noise and vibration.

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The Control of Noise at Work Regulations came into force for Great Britain on 6 April 2006. Their aim is to ensure that workers' hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work.

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Sound advice

Sound Advice contains practical guidelines on the control of noise at work in music and entertainment.

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Updated 2021-02-11