What do you need to do?

Planning sessions and access to studio areas

  • The length of time a person is exposed to noise is as important as the noise level itself

Here are some ways you can help to reduce an individual's exposure to noise:

  • Timetable studio use, for example alternating quiet and loud sessions.
  • Keep a record of each person's exposure and try to reduce it where possible.
  • Allow more time for the recording - an extra day or half day could reduce the overall intensity for everyone.
  • Is there a place where people can observe the recording without risk of noise hazard? Allow only essential staff into control rooms - do not use the rooms as green rooms
  • Make sure that staff who are not needed for a particular piece leave the studio or use 'acoustic refuges' where provided

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