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Noise Safety for Utilities

Welcome to our dedicated industry page on preventing Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) within the Australian Utilities sector.

Despite the serene image often associated with water and power utilities, the reality is that workers in these industries face significant noise hazards that can profoundly impact their hearing health. The risks are ever-present, from the relentless hum of machinery in water treatment plants to the thunderous roar of turbines in power generation facilities.

Understanding the Risks

Water treatment plants, pump stations, and desalination facilities are vital to Australia’s infrastructure. However, the equipment housed within emits considerable noise, particularly from powerful pumps. Moreover, water’s unique properties can amplify sound waves, compounding the noise management challenge. The impact isn’t confined to workers within these facilities; it extends to the broader community due to sound transmission over water surfaces.

In the power generation industry, which strives to meet the electricity demands of modern life, the collective operation of various components such as steam turbines, gas turbines, compressors, and generators leads to elevated noise levels. This poses a significant risk of NIHL for workers, highlighting the urgent need for noise control measures.

Taking Action

Recognising the severity of the issue, industry stakeholders must take proactive steps to mitigate noise risks and safeguard the hearing health of water and power workers. Implementing robust noise protection measures isn’t merely a recommendation; it’s necessary to ensure the safety and well-being of employees and the broader community.

Our Commitment to Safety

At Flexshield, we prioritise the health and safety of the workforce above all else. We work closely with our customers in the utilities industry to design tailored noise control solutions for their businesses. Our recommended products include soundproof enclosures, acoustic doors, acoustic louvres, and adherence to stringent noise exposure limits, all aimed at creating safer working environments.

By partnering with Flexshield, utilities companies can proactively address noise hazards, mitigate the risk of NIHL, and create safer working environments for their employees. Together, we can uphold the highest safety standards within the Australian utilities industry.


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