Perth and WA
Work Health Professionals specialise in onsite audiometric testing in Perth and WA. We have been conducting onsite audiometric testing programs from our mobile facilities for over 19 years.
Onsite audiometric tests offer a convenient and cost-effective way of meeting your WorkCover and WHS legislative requirements. Minimise worker downtime and productivity disruption with group onsite hearing testing.
We also manage a reminder recall system for you so that you remain compliant with the new WA WHS regulations that came into effect on March 31st 2022.
Frequency of audiometric testing under new WA WHS Regs?
The new WA Regulations, which are effective from March 31st 2022, state the following:
WHS Act 2020 and Regulations place a duty on the person running a business to provide audiometric testing for workers who use personal hearing protection:
(a) within 3 months of the worker commencing the work; and
(b) in any event, at least every 2 years
Onsite audiometric testing
We provide a comprehensive accredited audiometric testing and hearing conservation service. Your hearing testing program will meet AS/NZS 1269 standards and can include:
- onsite testing from our mobile hearing testing facility
- FIFO services for fixed booths or calibrated quiet rooms on remote sites
- ear plug fit testing
- hearing conservation education
- Tool box talks/seminars
FIFO Audiometric Testing
As well as from our mobile testing facilities, Work Health Professionals also has years of experience in providing FIFO onsite audiometric testing and health surveillance services for remote locations and mine sites in WA.
We can either utilise an existing booth onsite or calibrate a quiet room, register this with WorkCover and provide audiometric testing from that room on the same day. This room would maintain it’s registration as an accredited testing facility for 2 years providing flexibility for capturing multiple shifts.
WorkCover hearing tests
As per WorkCover WA regulations, it is compulsory for employers to arrange baseline hearing tests in prescribed workplaces*. Even if your workers are wearing hearing protection.
- All workers employed in a prescribed workplace for the first time must have a baseline hearing test within twelve months of commencing employment.
- Under AS/NZS 1269: 2005, this requirement also recommends subsequent yearly hearing testing.
- When a worker leaves an organisation, an exit audiometric test is also recommended.
The national standard for exposure to noise in the occupational environment is an average daily exposure level of 85 decibels. This is consistent with overwhelming scientific evidence – exposure levels above 85 decibels represent an unacceptable risk to the hearing of those exposed.
Audiometric testing reports
The individual and the employer will both receive copies of reports on the same day of testing.
We offer a range of other audiometric assessment reports, including reports that allow you to compare % hearing loss over time by department, role and/or worker. These reports can be provided after each round of testing, and as requested if we have your history of audiometric testing on file. To enable health surveillance of your audiometric testing program, we can add your previous data if required.
Contact us to see examples of our audiometric reporting capabilities.
Work Health Professionals’ Noise Officers are also experts at WorkSafe Noise Surveys. They can measure your workplace noise levels, help you manage hazardous noise exposures and identify workers at risk of noise induced hearing loss through noise exposure at work.
Mobile audiometric testing facility
Our mobile audiometric testing facility is the longest running mobile industrial hearing testing service in Western Australia. The demand for cost effective, audiometric testing of small and large work groups to meet WHS regulations, in short time frames, and to the required AS/NZS1269 standards, continues to grow.
Losing each of your workers to a clinic appointment off site for 1-2 hours to do a 10 minute hearing test is a big loss in productivity. Especially when onsite audiometric testing is usually significantly more cost effective than a fixed clinic service.