What do you need to do?
- Carry out a noise risk assessment
- Control, reduce and monitor exposure to noise
- Many of the controls are simple and cost-effective
- The audience can still enjoy the performance with the controls in place
Concert, show and tour planning: including making sure the repertoire or show is appropriate for the venue and varying the repertoire of concerts.
Acoustic controls: including screens, drapes and floor coverings. Layout and position: allowing enough space between performers and using risers so that the sound projects over other players’ heads.
Layout and position: allowing enough space between performers and using risers so that the sound projects over other players’ heads.
Information, instruction and training: regular discussions with musicians, crew and managers.
Hearing protection: but only after you have looked at all the other ways of controlling noise, or while you are implementing a more permanent solution.
Hearing health checks: make sure people at risk are regularly monitored
Designing, altering and building venues: noise can be controlled by careful design of the premises.
Venue operators: can take steps to control noise levels