About the service:
Companies / factories / manufacturing plants / pharmaceutical companies / shipyards / workshops involved in noisy works whereby the noise level exceeds the permissible exposure noise level (85 dB(A) for 8 hours work a day over 40 hours a week) as per Singapore legal requirement (Workplace Safety and Health (Noise) Regulations 2011) shall perform workplace noise mapping and personal dosimetry to their workforce on regular basis.
Asia Instrumentation provides this service which includes
Asia Instrumentation Monitoring PteLtd's competent Noise Monitoring officer shall prepare noise Hazard Identification Checkliston working together with the client representation, prepare factory / workplace noise mapping report, personal dosimetry report, prepare machine noise levels, recommend suitable actions to be taken for the Implementation of Hearing Conservation Policy for the client factory / workplace premises
Did my workplace need to do the noise monitoring?
This question comes in the mind of many workplace occupiers. The ANSWER for your mind-blowing question is here
If your answer is YES for ATLEAST ONE of the following questions, then you need to conduct noise monitoring in your workplace premises
According to Workplace Safety and Health (Noise) Regulations 2011 , any workplace involved in noisy work activities (provided their workforce is more than 10 personnel and the noise level emitted by the workplace due to their various work activities more than 85dB(A)) shall conduct Noise Monitoring within their premises and submit an online Noise Monitoring Report to Ministry of Manpower.
A workplace shall conduct Noise Monitoring within their premises if any one of its stakeholders will be exposed to when not wearing any hearing protectors exceeds:
Note: The frequency of monitoring shall be
Asia Instrumentation Monitoring PteLtd competent noise monitoring officers assist the client in identifying the noisy locations within the workplaces and decide number of workforce to be fixed with personal dosimetry.
According to Workplace Safety & Health (Risk Management) Regulations this regulation it is the duty of the employer of every workplace to conduct a riskassessment in relation to the safety and health risks posed to any person who may be affectedby his undertaking in the workplace. Quantitative risk assessments need to be performed noise exposure.
Who is competent to do such monitoring?
The personnel / contractor engaged by a workplace occupier shall be an acoustical consultant ora competent noise monitoring officer to conduct noise monitoring. For recommending the implementation of hearing conservation program the competent personnel is Noise Control Officer.
Note:The competency recognized by Ministry of Manpower for such monitoring shall be a certified Noise Monitoring Officer / Noise Control Officer and registered with Ministry of Manpower for providing such services.
Asia Instrumentation Monitoring Pte Ltd shall provide such services to our clients and guide throughout the process start from noise monitoring within the client premises until the submission of online noise monitoring report to Ministry of Manpower.
What are the objectives of Noise Monitoring?
The major objectives of Noise Monitoring are as below (but not limited to)
Compliance requirement for the instruments to be used for noise monitoring
Sound level meters shall comply with IEC 61672-1:2002 Electroacoustics - Sound level meter - Part 1 Specifications, Class 1 or Class 2. (Preferably Class 1 sound level meter)
Dosimeters shall comply with IEC 61252 Electroacoustic. Specifications for personal sound exposure meters (Preferably Class 1 dosimeters)
Calibrators shall comply with IEC 60942:2003 Electroacoustics - Sound calibrators, Class 1.
All the instruments used by Asia Instrumentation Pte Ltd shall comply with all the requirements as in line with Ministry of Manpower guidelines
Preparation of Noise Monitoring Report
Using the acceptable noise monitoring instruments the noise monitoring officer shall conduct noise monitoring within the workplace premises and prepare the noise monitoring reporting as per the Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines Hearing Conservation Programme and submit to the occupier of the workplace within 14 days from the date of monitoring
Asia instrumentation Monitoring Pte Ltd shall submit the noise monitoring report to our clients within three days from the date of monitoring. On receiving the approval form the client Asia instrumentation monitoingPteLtd's competent noise monitoring / control officer shall submit the report to Ministry of Manpower through online submission
Dissemination of Noise Monitoring Report
On receiving the Noise Monitoring Report the Occupier of the workplace shall communicate the contents of the Noise Monitoring Report to their stakeholders within fourteen days from the date of submission of the report by the Noise Monitoring Officer / noise control officer.
Asia instrumentation Monitoring Pte Ltd shall submit the noise monitoring report to our clients within three days from the date of monitoring.
Submission of Noise Monitoring Report to Ministry of Manpower
On receiving the Noise Monitoring Report the occupier of the workplace shall submit the Noise Monitoring Report to Ministry of Manpower through online submission within 30 days from the date of receival of the report from the Noise Monitoring Officer. This submission can either be performed by the E-User authorized by Ministry of Manpower for the occupier of the workplace or Asia Instrumentation MonitroingPte Ltd shall submit the report on behalf of the Occupier.
As per Workplace Safety and Health Guidelines Hearing Conservation Programme, Occupier of any workplace in which the noise monitoring is performed shall keep the Noise Monitoring Report for atleast 10 years.
Asia Instrumentation Monitoring Pte Ltd shall keep the noise monitoring / mapping reports / records in our server for at least ten years and our client can request for PDF version of their noise monitoring / mapping reports at any point of time during this ten years period from the date of monitoring.
Asia Instrumentation Monitoring PteLtd's competent personnel (Noise Monitoring Officer) shall assist the occupier of the workplace in all aspects start from performing the noise monitoring in their premises until submission of the online report to Ministry to Manpower.