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LOCATION: Readymix or mortar plant ARTICLE YEAR 2006
ACTIVITY: Occupational Health COMPANY: Aggregate Industries
SUB ACTIVITY: Noise COMPANY LOCATION: Bardon Concrete, Lancashire
BEST PRACTICE No: BP322 COMPANY TEL: 07740 933939
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: United Kingdom
TITLE
Noise level monitoring device
ARTICLE
The varying levels of noise in the loading area of concrete plants can be a problem. During low-noise periods , it is not appropriate for workers to wear hearing protection all the time as it might affect their ability to anticipate other potential hazards.

A device has been created which monitors the noise levels in the loading bay area and, at a pre-set decibel level, will activate a series of flashing beacons indicating that the area is now a designated hearing protection zone. This innovation offers a highly visual and instant alert to all staff and visitors that noise levels are approaching mandatory protection level. It also means that ear protection does not need to be worn all of the time.
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