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
- other purposes related to offshore petroleum operations.
The Model Code of Practice for managing noise in the occupational environment specifies the length of time a person without hearing protection can be exposed to a particular noise level in decibels before the noise exposure standard is exceeded. You must not allow a member of your workforce to be exposed to a level of noise that exceeds the standard.
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 Code.