Pubs Nightclubs Venues & Festivals

Music Venue, Nightclub & Festival Staff

RV Acoustics can carry out a compliant Noise Risk Assessment at a time and date that suits you.

We all know that at music venues, nightclubs and festivals we can expect to hear loud music.  If you work in one of these establishments, you might think loud noise is just part of the job, wrong! Whether an employee or volunteer, employers have a legal responsibility to protect the hearing of their staff. Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is completely preventable.

RV Acoustics bar staff nightclub noise

A study of 9 city centre nightclubs in Ireland found that every bar worker was exposed to dangerous noise levels exceeding the limits of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and “none  of  the  venues  examined  were  fully  compliant  with  the  requirements  of  the  noise  legislation”.

This table is from the Irish study and shows the bar staffs daily personal noise exposure in the right most column.

The average bar employee has a daily noise exposure of 92.2dBa, significantly above the upper action value of 85dBa.

Failure to Act

Personal Injury Lawyers are now going after companies for compensation for Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) to employee’s past and present. The average compensation award for the mildest form of hearing damage claim is £10,400 and can also result in a large fine from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).  By law, as an employer, you must assess and identify measures to eliminate or reduce risks from exposure to noise so that you can protect the hearing of your employees. 


RV Acoustics can carry out a Noise at Work Risk Assessment to establish your employees’ daily noise exposure dose and help to implement appropriate noise control measures. We can also provide Noise Awareness Training and onsite Health Surveillance (hearing tests). This will not only help to protect your staff’s hearing, but you can benefit from reduced staff turnover, reduced staff sickness, increased productivity and limit your liability for compensation claims.

To discuss your requirements and get a free quote, get in touch today.