Exposure to potentially hazardous noise levels, can seriously damage your hearing. Noise induced hearing loss is one of the biggest occupational health problems.
Whilst Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is permanent and irreversible, it is also preventable. NIHL is a gradual process and often by the time we are aware of the problem it is to late. It can take 10-20 years for long-term damage to become apparent.
Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, it states that anyone working in an environment where noise levels exceed 80dB is at risk of hearing damage and must be provided with suitable hearing protection.
At Arco we have a comprehensive range of hearing detection, protection and validation equipment. All of Arco's hearing protection conforms to all European Standards and carries the CE mark, complying with the requirements of the Personal Protection Equipment Regulations 2002. The CE marking signifies that the protection satisfies certain essential requirements and in some cases will have been tested and certified by an independent body.
Noise measurement helps to identify areas where noise is a problem and employees who may be affected. It also helps to ensure the protection levels are maintained.
Ear plugs fit into the ear or cover the ear canal to form a seal. Ear plugs are suited for use with safety glasses and other forms of personal protective equipment.
Ear muffs fit over and surround the ears with a cushioned seal. The inner surface of the cups provides the hearing protection with a sound absorbing material. It is vital the ear muffs are compatible with other personal protection equipment.
Arco's range of high-noise communication systems enable the end user to hear speech and warning signs clearly with the added benefit of hearing protection at the same time.