599. Assessment of risk to health and safety from exposure to noise.

An employer or other person responsible1 who carries out work which is liable to expose any employees to noise2 at or above a lower exposure action value3 must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk from that noise to the health and safety of those employees, and the risk assessment4 must identify the measures which need to be taken to meet the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 20055. In conducting the risk assessment, the employer must assess the levels of noise to which workers are exposed by means of: (1) observation of specific