What is a WorkCover hearing test? In WA, a WorkCover hearing test is governed by WorkCover WA. Under the Workers’ Compensation and Injury Management Act 1981, it is compulsory for employers to arrange and pay for baseline hearing tests for all workers in prescribed “noisy” workplaces. All workers employed in a prescribed workplace for the…

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Hearing test regulations in WA currently differ from those on the East Coast of Australia. As an employer, it is your responsibility to organise and pay for all WorkCover WA hearing tests. Is a work hearing test compulsory for everyone? Hearing test regulations in WA are governed by WorkCover WA. Here you are required to arrange…

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In a nutshell an audiogram can show: your level of hearing any change in your hearing level ie: damage possibly caused by exposure to noise at work patterns of change in hearing, for individuals or groups, which can help employers manage risk in the workplace to avoid causing employee hearing loss, compensation and litigation How…

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Audiometric tests – planning for the new WHS regulations It is anticipated that the new WA Work Health Safety (WHS) regulations for audiometric tests are likely to reflect that of harmonised States such as NSW and QLD. Under NSW WHS regulations, clause 58 requires that the employer provides audiometric testing at least every 2 years if…

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WorkCover hearing test truck

CHP have been providing onsite hearing test solutions in WA for over 20 years. As well as onsite audiometric testing, we provide onsite spirometry, vision screening, drug testing and noise surveys. CHP are the WA onsite hearing test provider for a number of local and national Occupational Health organisations. We are also a preferred provider…

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mine site hearing tests

Audiometric testing for WA mine sites WHP provide mine site hearing testing services, including WorkCover baseline and air conduction hearing tests, for many mining operations around WA. As noted in the DMIRS Management of Noise in WA Mining Operations guideline, it is important to “establish a program for workers exposed to noise levels above the action…

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