NOISE MONITORING

Protect your workers from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL)

Occupational hearing loss is one of the most common permanent work-related illnesses

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Noise monitoring device protects workers hearing and legal claims
ARE YOU LEGALLY COMPLIANT?

Avoid legal liabilities, compensation claims, and increased insurance costs

Constant exposure to loud noise negatively impacts worker productivity and performance. It can interfere with concentration, communication, and the ability to focus on tasks. This could lead to errors, reduced efficiency, and decreased overall productivity, which will ultimately affect your company's bottom line.

Prolonged exposure to loud noise causes stress, fatigue, and psychological discomfort for employees. This results in decreased job satisfaction, increased absenteeism, and higher turnover rates. Employers who prioritize employee well-being and create a comfortable work environment are more likely to retain and attract skilled workers.

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PRODUCT BENEFITS

Monitor and record instances of high decibel levels in the workplace

When noise reaches an unsafe level, workers can take steps to protect their hearing, such as using earplugs or earmuffs.

spacebands’ wearable device alerts users of the need to wear PPE to protect their hearing.

By reducing the risk of hearing loss, employers can avoid compensation claims, medical expenses, productivity loss, and legal fees.

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REQUIRED TECHNOLOGY

Decibel Monitoring

To use spacebands' decibel monitoring system, you will need the equipment below:

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Admin Dashboard

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Wearables

Wearables alert users to potential hazards...

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Customisable Settings:

spacebands’ wearable device will trigger when exposed to a decibel level above the level set via the app or dashboard settings (range 60 - 120dB).

The wearable will record any instances of dangerous dB levels and for how long the event lasted. Data is sent to the dashboard, allowing employers to take valuable actions based on real life insights.

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Decibel Level:

Configurable from 60 - 120dB

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Alert Duration:

Length of time in seconds alert runs

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Alert Type:

Vibrate/Light/Beep

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Snooze Duration:

Length of time alert can be snoozed

Protect against occupational hearing loss
STATISTICS

25 million people have experienced some form of occupational hearing loss

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 16% of adults worldwide have some degree of hearing loss, and it is estimated that 7% of that hearing loss is work-related.

In 2020, the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that 25 million people in the world have experienced some form of occupational hearing loss due to exposure to noise at work.

The ILO also reported that hearing loss is the most common occupational disease in Europe, with an estimated 7 million workers affected.

AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES

Keep your staff safe

spacebands offers multiple safety features for the workplace. See our pricing page for more information. Save lives and cut costs with spacebands unique and affordable wearables.

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Unauthorised Access Zone Checks
This feature uses a Beacon to check if users can access an unauthorized zone and alerts accordingly.
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Machine to Person Collision

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon on forklifts or machinery to alert wearables in proximity (proximity is customisable).

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PPE Prompts

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users have the required personal protective equipment.

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Decibel Monitoring

Safety Feature

Monitors loud noise levels; alerting the user regarding overexposure and PPE warnings where required.

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HAVS (hand arm vibration)

Safety Feature

The wearable device measures hand and arm movement during machinery operation, tracking exposure time and maximum session duration.

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SOS Alarm

Safety Feature

The wearable device supports SOS alarm activation, alerting nearby wearables in real-time via a Bluetooth mesh network.

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Trips and Falls

Safety Feature

The wearable device detects trips and falls, triggering an alarm with customisable alert type and duration.

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Unauthorised Access Zone Checks

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users can access an unauthorized zone and alerts accordingly.

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Certification Checks at Access Zones

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Beacon to check if users have the required certification for accessing specific areas.

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Safety Performance Prompts

Safety Feature

The wearable device displays text-based safety prompts from the dashboard at the start of each working day.

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Working at Height (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Alert users working at height via spacebands' wearable device to wear safety gear.

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Temperature Checks (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Track environmental temperature; enables temperature threshold alerts, and records temperature data.

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Building Occupancy (coming soon)

Safety Feature

Check-in Hub monitors attendance, enabling check-in/check-out and shift tracking.

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Lone Worker (coming soon)

Safety Feature

This feature uses a Check-in Hub for lone working, alerting users to check in periodically when working alone.

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Social Distancing (coming soon)

Safety Feature

The wearable devices track proximity to other devices, capturing time, duration, and device contact information.

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Unauthorised Access Zone Checks
This feature uses a Beacon to check if users can access an unauthorized zone and alerts accordingly.
AVAILABLE SAFETY FEATURES

Keep your staff safe

Use data to protect your staff appropriately. Devices stores details about your workplace hazards which can be accessed on the safety dashboard – desktop and mobile.

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AVAILABLE WELL-BEING FEATURES

Keep your staff happy

spacebands offers multiple well-being features for your staff. See our pricing page for more information. Increase productivity and staff morale with spacebands unique and affordable wearables.

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CUSTOMER FEEDBACK

Testimonials

spacebands are helping Health & Safety managers around the world reduce accidents, injuries and legal claims

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Sarah H

HSE Manager

The extensive customisation options and wide range of features offered by spacebands have solidified their position as our top choice among safety wearable devices.

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Mark C

HSE Director

We reached out to spacebands in regard to their wearable solution for aiding our employees' safety and well-being, and we couldn't be happier with the comprehensive data it collects.

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Alex P

EHS Officer

We were blown away by the depth of data it collects but what really sets spacebands apart is how incredibly easy they are to implement.

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David N

Site Manager

We were facing challenges in finding a health and safety wearable that could operate effectively in areas with poor Wi-Fi connectivity.

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Investing in spacebands is a great way to prove to your workforce that you genuinely care about their safety and well-being at work.

Our system keeps employees safe, as well as saving HSE managers significant time spent on admin, freeing up time to focus on keeping your team safe.

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

spacebands are helping Health & Safety managers around the world reduce accidents, injuries and legal claims

What are my legal responsibilities regarding noise levels in the workplace as an employer?

In most countries, workplace noise levels are regulated by health and safety legislation. Specific legal responsibilities may vary depending on the country and jurisdiction you are in. You should consult with your local health and safety authority or legal advisor for more information on your specific obligations. Our device default settings can prompt your staff to protect themselves from long-term damage, but the device simply offers a guide to positive actions.

What industries are most prone to NIHL?

Certain industries are more prone to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) due to the nature of the work involved. Some of the industries that are most commonly associated with NIHL include:

Construction: Workers in construction are often exposed to high levels of noise from heavy machinery, power tools, and equipment.

Manufacturing: Factory workers are exposed to noise from machinery, conveyor belts, and assembly lines.

Transportation: Drivers of heavy vehicles such as trucks, buses, and trains are often exposed to high levels of noise from the engines and road or track noise.

Mining: Workers in mining may be exposed to noise from drilling, blasting, and heavy machinery.

Entertainment: Musicians, DJs, and sound engineers are at risk of developing NIHL due to exposure to loud music and equipment.

Military: Military personnel are exposed to noise from firearms, explosions, and aircraft.

It is important to note that NIHL can affect anyone who is exposed to loud noise over a prolonged period, regardless of industry or occupation.

How many workers are exposed to excessive noise levels in the workplace annually?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), over 1 billion workers worldwide are at risk of hearing loss due to exposure to excessive noise levels in the workplace. In the United States alone, it is estimated that 22 million workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels each year.

What are the symptoms of Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL)?

The symptoms of NIHL can vary in severity and may include:

Difficulty hearing: People with NIHL may experience difficulty hearing or understanding speech, particularly in noisy environments.

Ringing in the ears: Tinnitus is a common symptom of NIHL. It can manifest as a ringing, buzzing, hissing, or other sounds in the ears that are not present in the external environment.

Sensitivity to noise: People with NIHL may become more sensitive to loud sounds.

Muffled or distorted hearing: Sounds may become muffled or distorted, making it difficult to understand speech or hear certain frequencies.

Loss of hearing in one or both ears: NIHL can lead to partial or complete hearing loss in one or both ears.
It is important to note that the symptoms of NIHL may not be noticeable immediately after exposure to loud noise, and may worsen over time with continued exposure.

What kind of jobs, tools and equipment commonly cause hearing loss?

Various jobs, tools, and equipment can cause hearing loss due to exposure to high levels of noise.

Jobs: Construction workers, factory workers, miners, military personnel, firefighters, musicians, and those in the transportation industry such as pilots, truck drivers, and train operators are among the professions that are at a higher risk of developing hearing loss due to exposure to loud noise.

Tools and equipment: Power tools, such as drills, saws, and sanders, and heavy machinery, such as bulldozers and backhoes, can generate high levels of noise. Other equipment that can cause hearing loss includes chainsaws, leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and even hair dryers.

Explosives: Explosives used in construction, mining, and military operations can cause extremely loud noise that can cause hearing loss.

Firearms: Firearms produce loud noise that can damage hearing. This includes guns used for hunting, target shooting, and law enforcement/military purposes.

Music equipment: Musicians, sound engineers, and DJs are exposed to loud music equipment such as amplifiers, speakers, and microphones.

What is the decibel level at which sound becomes dangerous?

The decibel level at which sound becomes dangerous depends on the duration of exposure. Generally, exposure to noise levels above 85 decibels (dB) for a prolonged period can cause hearing damage. For this reason, our devices are set up with an alert when a sound above 85dB is heard; this data is then stored within the device so that you can make informed decisions about your safety.

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