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Safe work method statement - Motor vehicle - Operating noise

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Operating noise associated with a vehicle

Excessive noise is defined as noise levels above LAeq,8h of 85 dB(A) and LC peak of140 dB(C):

  • LAeq,8h is the equivalent to 8 hours of a continuous steady A-weighted sound pressure level of 85 dB(A).
  • LC peak of 140 dB(C) is a single noise level reaching a peak of 140dB that can cause immediate damage to a persons hearing.

It is essential that the noise emitted through the operation of the vehicle is controlled so levels do not exceed LAeq, 8h of 85 dB (A) and LC peak of 140 dB(C).


The operation of a motor vehicle may expose persons to a noise level above that of a recommended or prescribed limit through the:

  • Operation of a heavy vehicle that emits excessive levels of noise exceeding recommended noise levels;
  • Transmission of noise to cabin of motor vehicle;
  • Noise caused by operation of a two-way communication system;
  • Etc.

Safety procedure includes

Motor vehicle - Operating noise

Motor vehicle operational noise safe work method statement is a 11 page document compliant with statute OHS reporting requirements. It identifies known hazards and risks, and outlines the control measures to be implemented to eliminate or minimise the risk of death, injury or illness generated as a result of the operational noise generated from the operation of a motor vehicle.

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Control measures

Control measures to eliminate or minimise the risk of death or injury to persons are addressed in the safe work method statement as per the following sections.

  • Consultation with employees.
  • Generation of hazards.
  • Operation of a heavy vehicle that emits excessive levels of noise.
  • Operation/motion of a vehicle generates an external noise level exceeding recommended noise levels.
  • Transmission of noise to cabin of motor vehicle.
  • Operation of a two-way communication system..
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Training requirements.
  • Failure to monitor controls.
  • Risk matrix and descriptors.
  • Additional hazards, risks and controls.
  • Approval and change management form.
  • Sign-off for operating noise associated with the operation of a motor vehicle.

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