Noise Risk Assessments for Theatre and Production

  We can help you comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Do you have a noise problem in your workplace?

 Do you know what noise levels your staff are exposed to during their working day?               

Why do you need an Active Noise Monitoring Survey

This is the first step to determine if you are compliant with the CoNaWR 2005 or if you need to take further action to comply.

What will an Active Noise Monitoring Survey do?

RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd can carry out active noise monitoring survey for Technical, Backstage and Production staff, this is done during the performance using personal dosimeters to measure the noise levels for a working duration.

Cast and Performers can also have active noise monitoring survey undertaken, this would usually be during a Dress Rehearsal as the dosimeters will have to be worn over costumes.

Analysing the Data

Once the data has been gathered a monitoring survey report is produced for each person, the levels of noise exposure can then be referenced against the CoNaWR 2005 to determine if further action is needed. (Noise at Work Risk Assessment)

Risk Assessments for The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 (CoNaWR 2005)

RB Health and Safety Solutions Ltd can provide a competent assessor to carry out a noise risk assessment of your venue to ensure that you comply with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

If a Noise Monitoring Survey identifies that the levels are exceeded we will make clear recommendations prioritising engineering controls (i.e. layout of orchestra pits), hearing protection programmes and health surveillance. The recommendations will follow the HSE guide “Sound Advice” which details specific controls which are suitable to the music and entertainment industry. This document can be downloaded at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/hsg260.htm

For further information please contact the RB offices on 0845 257 1489 or email admin@rbhealthandsafety.co.uk