Noise control and hearing protection - your service's legal responsibilities

drums noiseBy Arwen Hann
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Noise articles in this series

 

Your service's legal responsibilities 

Noise is only to be expected in early childhood centres but dealing with loud noise on a day to day basis could be putting the hearing of early childhood teachers at risk.

The law requires that you must, so far as is reasonably practicable, make sure that no one is exposed to noise levels equivalent to 85 decibels averaged over 8 hours, or a peak noise level over 140 decibels.

This always applies, whether or not the adult or child is wearing hearing protection.

A study by two Massey University professors found significant numbers of teachers at early childhood centres were exposed to loud or excessively loud noise during their working day.

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