Further information

Other resources to help you manage noise at your work.

WorkSafe resources

While this guidance has not been updated to reflect current work health and safety legislation (the Health and Safety at Work Act 2015 and regulations), it may still contain relevant information and practices to keep workers and others healthy and safe.

Please read this guidance in conjunction with our updated noise guidance and educational resources. This guidance will be progressively reviewed and either updated, replaced with other guidance, or revoked.

Managing noise in the workplace

Provides guidance on identifying and assessing noise hazards, controlling them at the source, monitoring health effects of excessive noise and training and education.

ACOP: Management of noise in the workplace (PDF 442 KB)

Control guide: Management of noise at work

Gives advice on establishing a noise management strategy.

Control guide: Management of noise at work (PDF 1.1 MB)

Occupational noise exposure – Selection and use of hearing protectors

Gives advice on hearing protector ratings. It also includes advice on the selection, use and maintenance of hearing protectors.

Occupational noise exposure - selection and use of hearing protectors (PDF 170 KB)

Other resources

These resources are not endorsed by us but you may find these tools helpful for your business and for your workers.

Video: How old are your ears?(external link)

HSE UK: Experiencing Hearing Loss (external link)