Industry bodies, specifically in the following sectors energy, extraction, manufacturing and construction along with HSE have formed a Noise and Vibration Partnership Group. This industry led group will work together, long term, to increase awareness of the risks associated with noise and vibration in the workplace and promote effective management and control.
- to reduce the incidence of noise induced hearing loss and hand-arm vibration syndrome in workers by further raising awareness, using pictoral images ie posters and a calendar, of the risks of exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace
- to improve workers’ knowledge concerning exposure to noise and vibration in the workplace
- to share, promote and encourage good control practices in the workplace
- ultimately to bring about a change in attitudes and behaviours to workplace noise and vibration
Article source: http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/nv-partnership-group.htm