Ear Defenders

What does the law require employers to do?

You are required to:

  • provide your employees with hearing protectors if they ask for it and their noise exposure is between the lower and upper exposure action values;
  • provide your employees with hearing protectors and make sure they use them properly when their noise exposure exceeds the upper exposure action values;
  • identify hearing protection zones, ie areas where the use of hearing protection is compulsory, and mark them with signs if possible;
  • Ensure that the hearing protectors are properly used and maintained.

Do:

  • make sure the protectors give enough protection - aim at least to get below 85 dB at the ear;
  • target the use of protectors to the noisy tasks and jobs in a working day;
  • select protectors which are suitable for the working environment - consider how comfortable and hygienic they are;
  • think about how they will be worn with other protective equipment (eg hard hats, dust masks and eye protection);
  • provide a range of protectors so that employees can choose ones which suit them.

Don't:

  • provide protectors which cut out too much noise - this can cause isolation, or lead to an unwillingness to wear them;
  • make the use of hearing protectors compulsory where the law doesn't require it;
  • have a 'blanket' approach to hearing protection - better to target its use and only encourage people to wear it when they need to.
Ear Defenders
Pair Superior Ear Defenders 25db

Pair Superior Ear Defenders 25db

Stock Code: EAR-100
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Premium Quality Ear Defenders 33dB

Premium Quality Ear Defenders 33dB

Stock Code: EAR-002
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Pair Premium Ear Defenders 23dB

Pair Premium Ear Defenders 23dB

Stock Code: EAR-003
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Pair Premium Ear Defenders 31dB

Pair Premium Ear Defenders 31dB

Stock Code: EAR-004
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£14.15 (exc VAT) per EACH
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Ear Defender SNR 27

Ear Defender SNR 27

Stock Code: EAR-005
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£2.75 (exc VAT) per EACH
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Peltor Optime 2 Ear Defender

Peltor Optime 2 Ear Defender

Stock Code: EAR-006
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£17.95 (exc VAT) per EACH
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Peltor Optime 2 Helmet Attach Ear Defenders

Peltor Optime 2 Helmet Attach Ear Defenders

Stock Code: EAR-007
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£19.95 (exc VAT) per EACH
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Pack 200 Ear plugs refill pack

Pack 200 Ear plugs refill pack

Stock Code: EAR-0200
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£19.15 (exc VAT) per EACH
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