1] Noise Survey's

Occupational hearing loss is preventable, however once an individuals hearing has been lost or damaged it cannot be repaired.  Approximately 17,000 people in the UK suffer from deafness or tinnitus caused by excessive noise exposure at work.

As well as our annual audiometry testing we are also able to carry out noise survey's in work environments exposed to high levels of noise using Personal Dosimeters and Sound Pressure Meters.  We use Casella intrinsically safe Personal Dosimeters.  Noise survey's allow employers to see what noise levels thier employees are exposed to and ensure that the correct hearing protection is worn/provided to protect their hearing.  Noise survey measurements have shown noise levels in many working environments to be in excess of both the daily limit (Lepd) and peak noise level.

2] Vibration Survey's

Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome can occur following the prolonged use of vibrating hand tools which can cause disabling disorders of the nerves, joints and blood vessels.  This type of damage can result in the inability to carry out fine work, with cold weather triggering attacks of finger blanching.  Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome is a serious and disabling condition with nearly 2 million people at risk.  It is preventable however once the damage is done it is permanent.

As well as our regular HAVS health checks we are also able to take measurements of vibration emissions from vibratory hand tools and make recommendations on the daily length of use of these tools so as to reduce the risk of HAVS.  The equipment that we use is the Larson Davis HVM 100 Human Vibration Meter.  We also have timing meters that allow the daily usage of individual vibratory hand tools to be measured accurately.