Procter Machine Safety is promoting its capability for the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke acoustic enclosures. This service will be of interest to machine builders and importers needing to comply with noise-related requirements of the Machinery Directive, as well as end users who have legal obligations to manage noise in the vicinity of new and existing plant and machinery.
Machinery is a major cause of workplace noise and, according to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive), around 17,000 people in the UK suffer deafness or other ear conditions caused by excessive noise at work. Procter Machine Safety can work with machine builders and importers to create bespoke acoustic enclosures that will enable machinery to comply with the requirements of the Machinery Directive and be CE Marked. Similarly, employers are obliged by the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 to manage the levels of noise to which employees are subjected, so Procter's experts can undertake risk assessments and noise surveys, consult with stakeholders, then design, manufacture and install appropriate acoustic enclosures that will reduce noise emissions to acceptable levels.
Procter acoustic enclosures are usually manufactured from sheet metal and benefit from the following features as required: a combination of sound-deadening and sound absorbent materials; sound-proof sealing around doors and other openings; double-glazed viewing panels; one or more means of access for materials, operators and maintenance personnel; interlocks and connections to the machine's safety-related control system; and design details to suit indoor or outdoor applications. As Procter Machine Safety is one of the UK's leading machine guarding specialists, the company's bespoke acoustic enclosures meet all appropriate machine guarding requirements, as well as reducing noise emissions.
Follow the links to learn more about bespoke acoustic enclosures from Procter Machine Safety and to read the company's recently published White Paper, Safety of machinery – acoustic enclosures for reducing noise emissions.