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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