As an employer, it is your legal responsibility to provide health surveillance in the form of hearing tests if:
Workplace hearing tests help you to fulfil your legal requirements by:
Pre-employment audiometry testing should take place to establish a baseline of hearing, followed by annual testing for the first two years of employment. Audiometry may then be carried out over three yearly intervals. Where a hearing abnormality is identified or the risk of hearing damage is high audiometry may be carried out more frequently.