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Occupational Health


What is Audiometry?

Audiometry is hearing checks. The Noise at Work Regulations require employers to ensure that their business activities do not damage their employees’ hearing. Under the Noise at Work Regulations an employer must provide health surveillance (hearing checks) for all employees who are likely to be exposed above the upper exposure action value of 85 dB(A) on a regular basis or are at risk for any reason, such as already suffer from hearing loss or are particularly sensitive to damage.

The purpose of health surveillance hearing checks is to:

  • warn you when employees might be suffering from early signs of hearing damage
  • give you an opportunity to do something to prevent the damage getting worse
  • check that noise control measures are working

We can help you to manage your requirements to provide health surveillance under the Noise at Work Regulations. These can be part of a health surveillance program or a standalone hearing check. It typically includes a questionnaire and a comprehensive hearing test.

Following the hearing check health surveillance, the employee and the employer will be given a Fitness for Work Certificate stating the outcome as fit for work or fit for work with restrictions.

Where can Hearing Check Health Surveillance be Carried Out?

As with most of our services, these can be at your workplace or our offices in Royal Wootton Bassett. If it’s only a handful of people or individuals, then our office works well, where we have a soundproof booth available, otherwise it makes sense to arrange at your workplace.

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Drop us a line to let us know how we can help. If you prefer to call us, for an even faster response, our number is 01793 852951.
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Georgina Williams
April 21, 2022

John Williams Heating Services Ltd

We have worked with Safewell for many years and are retained clients, so we have developed an excellent working relationship with the team. However, this really came into its own when Covid 19 appeared.

As a Plumbing and Heating business, we were able to carry on working during the lockdown but only for responding to emergencies. We were obviously very concerned about the health and safety of our employees and before we even had chance to get in touch with Safewell, they had emailed us offering their assistance. It is hard to put down on paper how that made us feel - we like everyone else felt totally at sea, which way to turn, what to do? But Safewell were there guiding, supporting and being totally brilliant. Their attention to detail is very impressive and reassuring and we feel able to ask lots of questions without feeling silly.

During the pandemic Safewell helped us to write risk assessments, safety procedures and protocols. They kept in touch regularly, issuing new guidance as soon as it appeared and checking in with us. They held group Q&A sessions over Zoom which were helpful, and knowing other businesses were facing the same challenges and having the opportunity to discuss issues was invaluable. Their help during the preparation for a full return to work was brilliant, they enabled us to be fully prepared and feel in control, and when we had our first case of Covid within the team, because we had planned our response it felt ok.

I think our team felt very reassured by our robust approach and that our office was Covid secure.
We are extremely grateful to all the team at Safewell

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