Merchant Shipping and Fishing Vessels (Control of Noise at Work) Regulations 2007 come into force

Implementation date: 23 February 2008

The Regulations implement Directive 2003/10/EC on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (noise). They apply to UK ships wherever they may be and non-UK ships in UK waters. The Regulations impose duties on employers to protect workers who may be exposed to risk from exposure to noise at work.

The Regulations come into force on 23 February 2008, except in relation to noise arising from the provision of music and entertainment on ships (6 April 2008) and regulation 7(4) and (5) in relation to sea-going ships (6 April 2011). The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.