We have been performing OH&S audiometric testing for many years
Whether you are a small company with just a few employees or a large company with many employees, we can meet your audiometric testing needs. Testing can be performed at our clinic or onsite in our portable testing facility.
When do employees need to have audiometric testing done? According to WorkSafe Victoria, if an employee needs hearing protection to reduce their exposure below the ‘noise exposure standard’ (see below), you must provide audiometric testing within three months of when they start the relevant work, and at least every two years. You must also provide testing upon a reasonable request by the employee's health and safety representative.
Go to https://www.worksafe.vic.gov.au/noise-safety-basics for more information about WorkSafe Noise Guidelines.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions about our OH&S audiometric testing.
According to OH&S guidelines, companies must provide audiometric testing for workers who are frequently required to use personal hearing protectors (earplugs/earmuffs) as a control measure for noise that exceeds the exposure standard. This includes workers in industries such as construction, manufacturing, mining, and transportation.
Audiometric testing must be provided within three months of the worker commencing work where hearing protection is required. Regular follow-up tests must be carried out at least every two years.
An audiometric test is a hearing test that measures the softest sounds that a person can hear at different frequencies. The test is performed using an audiometer, a machine that produces sounds of different frequencies and volumes.
An audiometric test can show if a person has hearing loss, and if so, the severity of the hearing loss. The test can also show if the hearing loss is caused by noise exposure or by another condition, such as aging.
OH&S audiometric testing can help to identify workers who are at risk of hearing loss from noise exposure. This allows employers to take steps to protect these workers' hearing, such as providing hearing protection and limiting their exposure to noise.