ssHearing loss, a serious health problem can negatively affect the quality of life of employees. As an employer you must comply with NSW Occupational Health and Safety (WHS) standards.
Audiometric testing services are aimed to evaluate and monitor the hearing health of your employees and spot any potential dangers.
Though you provide hearing protectors to control your employees’ noise exposure, you must provide audiometric testing for those employees. Knowing more about audiometric service will help you to discover the benefits and understand the importance audiometric testing services.
- Early detection of hearing loss and associated risks
- Comply with latest Workplace Health and Safety regulations in NSW
- Improve outcomes by promoting better employee health and safety
- Get cost-effective testing solutions for your company’s requirements.
NSW work health and safety legislation requires below Audiometric testing requirements.
From 1st of January 2024, Clause 58 of Work Health and Safety Regulations 2017 requires employers in NSW to provide audiometric tests for workers exposed to hazardous noise levels in the workplace. The clause contains specific requirements that employers in NSW must meet in relation to audiometric testing.
- Audiometric Testing must be performed by a qualified audiometric tester and must meet the requirements of Australian Standard AS/NZS 1269.4:2014
- Audiometric Testing should be done every 2 years and new worker need to be tested within 3 months from the day of commencement, taking into account the level of noise exposure and the age and medical history of the worker
- Employers to keep records of audiometric test results and to provide employees with a copy of those test results
- Employers must also inform workers of the risks associated with exposure to dangerous noise levels and the measures to be taken to protect their hearing.
The legislative requirement for audiometric testing acknowledges the objectives of protecting workers’ hearing is still met.
According to Clause 58 of Work Health and Safety Regulations 2017, the maximum penalty for violating or failing to comply to the audiometric testing requirements are:
- The maximum penalty for an individual is 70 penalty units
- The maximum penalty for a body corporate is 345 penalty units.
For more information visit about Noise and NSW Worksafe Guidelines
Anitech Audiometric Testing Service in NSW
Anitech understands we understand that hearing loss is a serious health issue, and we offer audiometric testing services across New South Wales. Our audiometric testing services are appropriate for workers who may be exposed to noise levels over the WHS requirements for NSW’s recommended exposure levels.
Take the first step to protect your employees’ hearing health. If you would like to schedule an audiometric testing appointment or learn more about our services, please contact us today.