If there is excessive noise exposure to workers, hard control measures should first be evaluated to reduce the noise immission form sources. Priority should be allocated to machinery or processes which contribute to the highest risk by way of:

  • Eliminating tasks or subcontracting out
  • Finding alternative and substituting methods to reduce noise;
  • When buying new equipment compare and buy quieter machinery;
  • Seek noise control methods to apply to current equipment, particularly when conducting maintenance;
  •  Conduct regular maintenance of mechanical equipment to run smooth and free of vibration, check seals and lagging and ensure good lubrication to moving parts; and
  • Follow quiet work practices.

Should hard controls not be able to be implemented in the short term the use of administrative procedures by reducing exposure time and providing personal hearing protection (PHP).

For more information onnoise control please contact one of Safe Environments Occupational Hygienists or Noise Consultants located in the following Australian cities:


NSW - Sydney, Newcastle & Wollongong

Safe Environments - Phone 02 9621 3706

Unit 4, 40 Bessemer Street

Blacktown NSW 2148


Melbourne & Victoria

Safe Environments - Phone 0420 227 990

Level 7, 552 Lonsdale Street

Melbourne Victoria 3000

Brisbane, Sunshine Coast & Gold Coast

Haztek - Phone 1300 553 001

PO Box 1398

North Lakes Qld 4509

Perth & Western Australia

GCG - Phone 08 9456 3045

Unit 4/10 Vulcan Road

Canning Vale WA 6155


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Melbourne 03 9604 0700