Noise

Noise from your workplace processes and equipment can impair the hearing of your staff and can give rise to complaints from the community. We can undertake for you a noise assessment coupled with advice on techniques for reducing and controlling noise emissions.

A noise assessment is required when:

  • You are unsure whether noise levels are below or exceed the exposure limits
  • At least every five years
  • Following changes to workplace processes, work hours, structures, etc
  • When reasonably requested by a WorkSafe inspector 
  • When reasonably requested by a worker

If your workers are exposed to noise at work then contact us to discuss your specific workplace noise survey requirements. 

What we offer

A noise survey completed by Working for Health will:

  • Quantify the amount of noise to which workers are exposed
  • Help identify sources of harmful noise
  • Provide advice for relevant and practical noise control options as an outcome
  • Determine what Class and type of hearing protector is required
  • Provide an easy to read report with all our findings, interpretations and recommendations
  • Be completed and verified by our competent and experienced health and safety practitioners
  • Achieve compliance with exposure monitoring requirements of the HSWA Act 2015, HSWA (General Workplace and Risk Management) Regulations 2015, AS/NZS 1269 Occupational Noise Management Set and the Health and Safety in Employment (Noise) Regulations 1995. 

 

We use state of the art, intrinsically safe instruments for the measurement of noise including:

  • Type 1 integrating sound level meters for static noise measurements and noise mapping
  • Type 1 integrating sound level meters with built in 33 third octave bands for analysis of frequency characteristics
  • Type 2 noise dosimeters for personal noise measurement
  • Powerful analysis and reporting software which interfaces with all our noise measurement intruments

Testimonials

"Working for Health was engaged by B.E.C.A. consultants on the DC6 site at Fonterra Whareroa in Hawera, to provide a site occupational health nurse for the project. The nurse visited the site twice a month, engaging our work crew in a number of health issues. Our work crew was made up of mainly middle aged men, most were smokers. The nurse was very successful, having 3 of the 11 smokers give up smoking and a further 2 have cut back. The professionalism of the nurse throughout the project has been outstanding and I would not hesitate in recommending Working for Health to any company for health service."  
Bruce Watson
Contract Site Supervisor and HSE Rep at Fulton Hogan
MODEC Management Services New Zealand (Operators of the Maari Oil Field) have used Working for Health, for over 2 years, and have always found the team to be very professional in their approach to Occupational Health. MODEC use Working for Health for the following: Annual Health Assessments, Pre and Post employment Medicals, Noise Mapping and Specific Atmosphere Monitoring. MODEC has always found the team to be very prompt in their response. Furthermore, they have also been flexible with the challenges of working offshore."  
Morgan Davies
HSSEQ and Training Coordinator, HSSEQ at MODEC Management Services (NZ) Pte Ltd