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Managing noise risks
The source path receiver model
We’ve produced a series of resources to help you understand your duties around managing the risks of noise, including using the source path receiver model, providing workers with hearing protection if risk remains, and making sure your workers are trained.Read more
The most effective way to reduce noise levels at your work is to eliminate the noise source.Read more
Isolation involves blocking the noise source or the noise path so it doesn’t reach the worker.Read more
Absorption is used to reduce levels of reflected sound or sound created at a source.Read more
Use enclosures fitted around all or part of a machine to reduce noise.Read more
Reducing impact noise
Impact noise happens when objects hit a hard surface, such as when they are dropped from height or when they hit against another object.Read more
Damping lowers noise levels by reducing air turbulence and mechanical vibration. If used correctly, damping is one of the most effective ways of reducing noise levels.Read more