Noise advice for businesses
Find out how you can prevent and manage noise from your business.
Businesses should make sure that any noise from their activities doesn’t impact the local community. This includes being responsible for contractors or tradespeople they may hire.
Noise is unwanted sound or vibration that can impact health, sleep and daily living, learning, communication and relaxation.
Your business can generate noise in many ways, for example, through:
Some examples of industries and businesses that need to manage noise include:
Noise can impact communities and the natural behaviour of animals if it is not appropriately managed. Impacts on people can include:
Eliminating or reducing the risks of harm from noise in a structured way will help you:
Not eliminating or reducing your environmental risk could mean you face lost work time, legal fees, fines and criminal charges.
Businesses should make sure that any noise from their activities or premises doesn’t impact the local community. This includes being responsible for contractors or tradespeople you may hire.
There are laws that cover noise.
Reviewed 18 March 2021