We are a Perth based provider of mobile hearing testing services. Experienced with WA regulations in all industries, including the new WHS Act 2020, you will value our personal, informed service. Our Noise Officers and Audiometric Officers are all approved by WorkCover WA.
Onsite audiometric testing
Your onsite audiometric testing programs can include WorkCover baseline hearing tests, subsequent air conduction tests and full audiological testing where required.
Workplace hearing tests
Each hearing test takes only 10 minutes per person. We tailor our testing to cover all shifts and multiple sites, as required. Onsite hearing testing is more cost effective and less disruptive to employee time off the job.
Ear plug fit testing can be included to improve compliance and correct use of PPE.
How often is hearing testing required under the new Regs?
From 31 March 2024, the WHS Regulations impose a duty on PCBUs to conduct audiometric testing (of a specific type) in relation to workers who are frequently required to use personal protective equipment to protect them from the risk of hearing loss associated with noise that exceeds the exposure standard. The new WA Regulations, which came into effect on March 31st 2022, state the following:
WHS Act 2020 and Regulations place a duty on the person running a business to provide audiometric testing for workers who use personal hearing protection:
(a) within 3 months of the worker commencing the work; and
(b) in any event, at least every 2 years
Please note, there will be a penalty for this subregulation:
(a) for an individual, a fine of $7 000;
(b) for a body corporate, a fine of $35 000.
Code of Practice
See more in the 2022 released WorkSafe WA Code of Practice Managing Noise and Preventing Hearing Loss at Work.
Under the Workers Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, all workers employed in a prescribed workplace for the first time must have a baseline hearing test within 12 months of starting employment.
This is regardless of whether the worker is wearing hearing protection. It is compulsory for the employer to arrange and pay for baseline hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces.
Regular hearing testing can also help you avoid potential workers compensation claims for Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
Regional road trips
To help companies get in line with the new audiometric testing regulations, we will be visiting the below regions in time to help you meet the compliance which is required by Worksafe WA before March 2024.
Regional Audiometric Testing Road Trips 2023
- South West, Wheatbelt, Great Southern and Goldfields – March/April 2023
- Mid West, Gascoyne, Pilbara – Aug/Sept 2023
NEW: Although we presently conduct annual service trips to these regions we are planning that they will become Biannual after 2023.
Find out more about how we help regional businesses and organisations to meet their WorkSafe and WorkCover requirements for: audiometric testing, noise surveys and health surveillance
We have been conducting mobile hearing testing in Perth and regional WA, for over 20 years
FIFO audiometric testing and health surveillance
As well as from our mobile testing facilities, Work Health Professionals also has years of experience in providing FIFO onsite audiometric testing and health surveillance services for remote locations and mine sites in WA.
We can either utilise an existing booth onsite or calibrate a quiet room, register this with WorkCover and provide audiometric testing from that room on the same day. This room would maintain it’s registration as an accredited testing facility for 2 years providing flexibility for capturing multiple shifts.
Mobile facilities for hire
As well as our audiometric testing truck, Work Health Professionals also have a hearing testing caravan, with WorkCover accredited hearing test booth, that is available for hire.
This is ideal for large groups and can include additional services such as:
Our accredited Noise Officer’s can also conduct a WorkSafe or DMP Noise Survey to help you identify workers who require audiometric tests, the personal hearing protection they should be using and the noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) hazards in their environment that require risk management.