NIHL accounts for 75% of occupational health insurance claims and HAVS has become the most commonly reported issue under RIDDOR. Fines in excess of £100k are not uncommon for health surveillance failings.
Despite more than a decade of legislation, millions of workers in the UK are still being exposed to high noise levels, and a similar number to vibration according to the HSE. This can lead to noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) respectively.
Essel Acoustics is a specialist consultancy with expert skills and the relevant experience in occupational noise in both hand arm and whole body vibration assessments. The company listens to customers’ needs to solve noise and vibration problems and its aim is to resolve these effectively and efficiently for a safe and more productive working environment.