Pulsar's new consultancy service: helping companies minimise noise and vibration claims risk

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Pulsar Instruments, a world recognised manufacturer and supplier of noise measurement equipment for Noise at Work, is pleased to announce its new noise and vibration consultancy services in the UK. Working in partnership with qualified specialists, Pulsar Instruments is now able to offer various levels of consultancy services from initial assessment services through to comprehensive reporting including noise mapping.

“In the current claims culture we live in, Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), continue to be extremely important workplace issues with regard to the health, safety and wellbeing of employees” says Sarah Brack, Managing Director for Pulsar Instruments.

According to the UK’s Health and Safety Executive (HSE),  there were over 90 new claims for work-related deafness in the UK in 2016 and 695 new claims for disability conditions related to Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome. “In addition to these disabling physical symptoms, we are also starting to see that chronic exposure to excessive noise at work also affects people’s mental health. It can cause depression, anxiety, and feelings of workplace isolation; this can all lead to increased sickness and loss of productivity.” Sarah continues.

Our consultants carry out noise assessments for companies to help them identify and resolve any issues with workplace noise. Graham Ellicott, one of our highly experienced consultants explains “Our reports provide a programme of action that details precisely what constitutes “best practice” to meet all the requirements of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. We provide practical and cost-effective advice, designed to help business managers and health and safety professionals, carry out noise remediation and manage risks to their employees.”

In addition to noise at work assessments, our consultants work with companies providing best-practice guidance so that they can meet their responsibilities in protecting their employees under the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. The effects of vibration can impact the human body in several ways: Hand Arm Vibration (HAV) and Whole Body Vibration can occur when workers are overexposed to vibration from power tools, machinery and vehicles. It can cause painful and permanent damage such as vibration white finger and carpal tunnel syndrome. “The aim of our pragmatic approach to HAV risk management is to help reduce the costs and resources associated with meeting the regulatory and moral responsibilities by advising on exactly what is and isn’t required.” Says Gill Cussons, acoustics and vibration expert.

We'd also like to remind Made In Yorkshire members, that Pulsar Instruments are also offering 15% noise meters until the end of December 2017.

To find out more information about how Pulsar Instruments can help you, phone us on 01723 518 011, email us on [email protected] or visit us online at pulsarinstruments.com