600. Elimination or control of exposure to noise.

600.     Elimination or control of exposure to noise.

Every person responsible1 must ensure that risk from the exposure of his employees to noise2 is either eliminated at source or, where this is not reasonably practicable, reduced to as low a level as is reasonably practicable3.

If any employee is likely to be exposed to noise at or above an upper exposure action value4, the person responsible must reduce exposure to as low a level as is reasonably practicable by establishing and implementing a programme of organisational and technical measures, excluding the provision of personal hearing protectors, which is