Read the text and complete the chart below with a word from the list that comes after the text. Every word can only be used ONCE. There are five words that you do not need to use. Question 0 has been answered as an example.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 came into 0) __________ for all industry sectors in Great Britain on 6 April 2006 (except for the music and entertainment sectors, which did on 6 April 2008).
The aim of the Noise Regulations is to 1) __________ that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work, which could cause them to 2) __________ their hearing and/or to suffer from permanent ringing in the ears.
The level at which employers must 3) __________ hearing protection and hearing protection zones is now 85 decibels and the level at which employers must 4) __________ the risk to workers’ health and provide them with information and training is now 80 decibels. There is also an 5) __________ limit value of 87 decibels, taking account of any reduction provided by hearing protection, above which workers must not be exposed.
Background to the Noise Regulations
Both the 1989 and the 2005 sets of noise regulations are based on European Union Directives requiring similar basic laws 6) __________ the Union on protecting workers from the health risks caused by noise. They do not apply to members of the public exposed to noise from their non-work activities, or when they make an informed choice to go to 7) __________ places or from nuisance noise.
The 2005 Noise Regulations replace the 1989 Noise Regulations and introduce new 8) __________ for action to be taken by employers. For example, the 2005 Regulations require employers to take action to protect workers at levels of noise 5 decibels lower than in the 1989 Regulations and now require health 9) __________ (hearing checks) for workers regularly exposed above 85 decibels.
Many thousands of people are exposed to loud noise at work that may be a risk to their hearing. But 10) __________ with the Noise Regulations will allow workers’ hearing to be protected.
Adapted from: http://www.hse.gov.uk/noise/regulations.htm
ACCEPTANCE EVERYWHERE LOSE REQUIREMENTS
ASSESS EXPOSITION NOISY SCRUTINY
COMPLIANCE EXPOSURE OVER SURVEILLANCE
ENSURE FORCE PROVIDE THROUGHOUT