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Our ear defenders will protect you, your employees and visitors from loud noises in the workplace. They are fully tested and conform to EN 352-1: 2002 regulations, have an SNR rating of 23dB and are made from high-impact polystyrene. Chunky cushioning means these ear muffs can be worn for long periods of time without irritation, and creates a firm seal around the ears, blocking out external sounds. They also have adjustable headbands, making them suitable for a wide range of wearers, and come in a choice of sizes to enable you to obtain the all-important perfect fit. Classed as PPE (Personal Protection Equipment), these ear protectors are essential in many working environments. Hearing is precious and must be protected from heavy sounds such as those produced by drilling and machinery, which is why ear protection is required by law in many circumstances. We’ve carefully selected our ear defenders, and as well as meeting current health safety requirements, they’re as comfortable as they are practical.
Health, Safety & Technical Information:
- These ear defenders conform to EN 352-1:2002 standards for hearing protection.
- They have an SNR rating of 23db.
This means that they reduce the noise a worker is being exposed to by 23db (decibels), classed as protection against medium noise frequency.
As of January 2017, according to the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005:
- When exposed to noise levels above 85dB (A) – The allowable exposure level, hearing protection is compulsory
- When exposed to noise levels above 80dB (A) – Hearing protection is not compulsory but should be made available to workers for protection.
Always check with the Health and Safety Executive for the latest information on whether your workers are required to wear hearing protection.
Good for: Any workplace where people are likely to be exposed to loud noises, especially those made by machinery, including (but by no means limited to): construction sites, factories, metalwork, landscaping, automobile works, airports, mills.
How they work:
The high-impact polystyrene filters out high frequency noise, whilst the thick, foam cushioning creates a complete seal around the whole ear, blocking out external noises.
Random fact: As well as in the construction sector, ear defenders (also known as ear mufflers and ear protectors) are often used by those working in the music industry. Special, brightly-coloured hearing defenders worn by children are a common sight at music festivals, where the sound can be too loud for tiny ears.
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