Our Health and Safety team at Heathrow Q6 recently introduced new state of the art ear defenders on the project with noise cancelling technology which helps reduce noise exposure to site operatives.
The new EAVE headsets have been well-received by the workforce and are actively reducing risk from noise across two of our sites. The technology attenuates peak noise whilst allowing ‘pass through’ of voice communication and ambient sounds so the operative is still aware of their environment. Many tasks require good verbal communication between colleagues and in a noisy environment the ‘pass through’ capability is a distinct advantage.
Whilst giving personal protection the headset also records the level of noise exposure and reports this to a cloud-based interface. This gives our Health and Safety Team key insight into noise levels in the environment giving them the information they need to act, whether it be to put in place exclusion zones or inspect equipment for any faults that may be causing excessive noise, for example.
“The team should be congratulated for introducing this innovative technology into the Heathrow Q6 project and for recognising that work related health challenges need just as much, if not more, attention and innovative thinking as site safety”
This technology will reduce work-related hearing loss and gives us the data to support this. It is further confirmation of Ferrovial Agroman UK & Ireland’s commitment to employees’ health, safety, and wellbeing.