National Occupational Health and Safety Commission Standard NOHSC 1007:2000 National Standard for Occupational Noise - Australian Government

Service summary

You may be required to comply with this standard if you intend to operate an offshore petroleum facility.

An offshore petroleum facility is a vessel or structure located at a site in Commonwealth waters which is used for:

  • The recovery, processing, storage and offloading of petroleum;
  • Drilling or servicing a well for petroleum;
  • Laying pipes for petroleum; and
  • Other purposes related to offshore petroleum operations.

You must not allow a member of your workforce to be exposed to a level of noise that exceeds the noise exposure standard set out in this Standard. The national standard for exposure to noise in the occupational environment is an average daily exposure level of 85 decibels.

Please note that exposing members of your workforce to a level of noise that exceeds the noise exposure standard is not an offence if the noise exposure is managed in accordance with the provisions of the National Code of Practice for Noise Management and Protection of Hearing at Work.

Please consult the Contact Officer for further information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice can be either a legal requirement or non-legal requirement. Legal codes of practice are defined as a result of legislation. Non-legal codes of practice are defined by industry regulators and bodies.

Administering agency

The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority

Act(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage Act 2006 (Australian Government)

Regulation(s) name

Offshore Petroleum and Greenhouse Gas Storage (Safety) Regulations 2009 (Australian Government)

Contact details

General Enquiries
The National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority


Operating address:
Level 8
58 Mounts Bay Road
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO Box 2568
Perth
Western Australia 6001

Phone:

08 61888700

Fax:

08 61888737
information@nopsema.gov.au

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