The Health and Safety Executive estimate that more than two million workers in the UK are exposed to dangerous noise levels while doing their jobs. Noise is one of the most overlooked yet prevalent health and safety risks. Managing health and safety in the workplace is one of the most important and demanding roles, as keeping people safe and avoiding reputational or financial penalties from breaches of legislation is essential for any business.
Health and safety managers have a tough job, with several areas of responsibility, including the protection of people at work and their business. This job is often made harder by complicated equipment that takes too much time to learn how to use and doesn’t always provide clear and accessible data.
As a busy health and safety professional, you want to know that you’re getting the data you need to comply with legislation and make the right decisions to protect your people and your business. Moreover, you want to get that data quickly, easily and with minimal effort.
Save time and protect people easily with the doseBadge5 personal noise dosimeter
The doseBadge5 noise dosimeter is the perfect instrument to measure and monitor the personal noise exposure of your workforce. Whether they’re based on the factory floor, in the warehouse or on a production line, the doseBadge5 can help you protect your employees from the dangers of excessive noise.
Easy to operate and quick to deploy, the doseBadge5 requires minimal effort to gather the data you need to manage and control noise in your workplace effectively. The doseBadge5 captures all the data necessary for you to comply with health and safety legislation and make more effective decisions to keep your employees and business safe.
Key features of the doseBadge5 include:
- 1:1 octave band filters as standard on every badge, providing detailed noise data that you can use for the selection of the most appropriate hearing protection
- Pre-programmable scheduled measurement timers to ensure that you capture the noise data for the periods you need without having to be on site
- Bluetooth® connectivity to allow for remote operation via either the doseBadge5 remote control or the dedicated smartphone app
- Four simultaneous independent measurement channels to meet any international exposure regulation, standard or guideline
- No cables, controls or displays to ensure wearers’ safety, and built-in shock sensors to minimise the risk of tampering, so you can always rely on the data you gather
Download, analyse and report on your data with NoiseTools
Cirrus Research supplies its NoiseTools software completely free of any licensing restrictions, as standard, with the doseBadge5 noise dosimeter. NoiseTools is a complete package that gives you the tools to download, analyse, and report your occupational noise measurements. With these reports, you can present your findings to key stakeholders and make more effective decisions to protect your employees and business.
NoiseTools has a clean and straightforward interface, making it easy to use while boasting a wide range of features and tools that you can use as needed to analyse your noise measurement data in comprehensive detail.
Why is it important to measure noise?
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 set out every employer’s obligation to measure, control, and reduce noise levels at work. It is a legal requirement for businesses to protect workers from dangerous noise levels. Failure to do so can often result in unlimited fines from the Health and Safety Executive and irreparable reputational damage.
Exposure to excessive noise levels can cause serious health problems, including hearing loss, tinnitus and hyperacusis, as well as cardiovascular disease, stroke, hypertension and mental health conditions. Recent research has also highlighted a link between excessive noise exposure and Alzheimer’s disease.
Ensuring that people are properly and adequately protected against the risks associated with noise can only be achieved by the careful and proper measurement of noise levels.
Why choose Cirrus Research?
Since 1970, Cirrus Research’s mission has been to eradicate noise-induced hearing loss by pioneering and innovating solutions that make monitoring and measuring noise easier and more accessible.
Cirrus Research is the name you can trust as one of the world’s leading designers, manufacturers, and suppliers of noise measurement instruments. With accurate, reliable, and easy-to-use equipment that will stand up to scrutiny, you can reduce the devastating effects of excessive noise and vibration exposure in the workplace.
All Cirrus Research instruments come with an industry-leading 15-year warranty and are supported by 50 years of technical expertise offered by our in-house team of experts.
Speak to our noise experts today and find out how we can help you better protect your people and business from the dangers of noise.