What do you need to do?

  • Carry out a noise risk assessment
  • If necessary, control, reduce and monitor people's exposure to noise in studios
  • You should be able to keep performance noise down, irrespective of the balance achieved at the mixing desk
  • When there is no audience, you have greater flexibility over the layout of musicians

Steps you can take to assess the risk include:

  • Write, distribute and monitor a noise policy for your studio
  • Clarify the responsibilities and confirm the arrangements
  • Assess the risk
  • Monitor noise levels
  • Keep a record of who is exposed to noise and when and provide feedback

Steps you can take to reduce exposure to noise include:

Hearing health checks: make sure people at risk are regularly monitored