Noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) is one of the most common health issues facing companies today. In fact, it’s estimated that around 30% of UK workers are exposed to hazardous levels of noise at some point during their working day, per the Health and Safety at Work 2021 Report. Whilst NIHL is permanent and irreversible, it is also 100% preventable.
Legislation dictates that if the sound levels reach 80 decibels, hearing protection is recommended, but not mandatory. When sound levels exceed 85 decibels, hearing protection must be made available and worn. But cut out too much sound and it can make communication difficult, offer too little protection and you won’t filter out the damaging sound. Talk to us today to source the most appropriate ear protection for your teams.