WORK COVER HEARING TEST
COST: ONLY $49
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All construction workers are entitled to a baseline hearing test to establish your current hearing levels. This is to provide a reference point should you ever need to make a claim for hearing loss. At Saferight, we have a WorkCover Approved Audiometric Officer who can complete hearing tests for you.
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.