Control of Noise Poster (16.10.2018)
WHY IS THIS POSTER IMPORTANT
Excessive noise can cause permanent damage to hearing. Even though we can’t turn down the volume of machinery on a vessel, we can take steps to ensure personnel are protected and work rotas limit excessive exposure to noise. The Maritime Progress ‘Control of Noise’ notice (1072 W) acts as a permanent reminder to people working in noisy environments, as well as advising staff, of the up to date ISM code on noise levels.
WHERE TO DISPLAY THIS POSTER
Ideally the notice should be visible close to the entrance of noisy spaces, such as pump rooms, steering flats, emergency generator space, engine room and boiler rooms, to ensure maximum adherence to the health and safety at work principles.