It is estimated that nearly thirty percent of Australian everyday workers are exposed to excessive volumes of noise in the workplace leading to discomfort or various health risks including hearing loss. SESA is here to help. SESA provides on-site Hearing Assessments and Audiometric Testing to workers all over NSW and ACT. Our team of occupational hygienists also provide workplace noise surveys to determine if noise exposures at the workplace require audiometric testing or hearing assessment.
Clause 58 of the NSW Work Health & Safety Regulation 2017 requires that the person conducting a business or undertaking (PCBU) must provide audiometric testing to a worker who is frequently required by the PCBU to use personal protective equipment to protect the worker from the risk of hearing loss associated with noise that exceeds the exposure standard for noise. The audiometric testing to be provided for the worker within 3 months of the worker commencing the work, and in any event, at least every 2 years. This applies to workplaces where the worker is exposed to a continuous noise of 85dBA or more in an 8-hour working day or a peak exposure of 140dBC and wears PPE.
SESA’s occupational hygiene technicians will travel to your business premises and complete a short screening test to assess the individuals hearing.
Our testing is performed in accordance to the Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269.4:2014 Occupational noise management, Part 4: Auditory assessment using high quality equipment to deliver all clients the most accurate reading. Employees are given headphones where a variety of frequencies are played with gradually increasing volumes determining the hearing quality of the individual to various frequencies.