Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007

Employee information, training and consultation.


130. An employer shall—

(a) without prejudice to sections 9 and 10 of the Act, where the employer's employees are exposed to noise at work at or above the lower exposure action value, provide them or their representatives, or both, with suitable and sufficient information and training relating to risks resulting from exposure to noise,

(b) ensure that, without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (a), the information and training provided under that paragraph includes—

(i) the nature of such risks,

(ii) the organisational and technical measures taken in order to comply with Regulation 125,

(iii) the exposure limit values and the exposure action values specified in Regulation 123,

(iv) the results of the assessment and measurements of the noise carried out in accordance with Regulation 124 and an explanation of their significance and the potential risks,

(v) the correct use of hearing protectors,

(vi) why and how to detect and report signs of hearing damage,

(vii) the circumstances in which health surveillance is made available to employees and its purpose, in accordance with Regulation 131,

(viii) safe working practices to minimise exposure to noise, and

(c) ensure that the consultation of employees in relation to this Chapter is effected in accordance with section 26 of the Act and includes in particular consultation in regard to Regulations 124(a), 125(a) and 129(1)(c).