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You may think that PVC strip curtains are only used in warehouses to control traffic flow. However, plastic strip curtains are very versatile and are used in a variety of environments and businesses, for many different purposes; they can provide thermal insulation, control noise, prevent pollution and stabilise UV. Working environments with constant loud noise, such as factories and live music venues, frequently use plastic curtains to reduce sound and create more ambient working conditions for employees.
Did you know that as well as a moral duty to protect your employees, employers have a legal duty to protect employees from risks associated with exposure to excessive noise, under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations of 2005? So, it is important that you take steps to actively reduce noise in the workplace. Here are just a few of the benefits that our noise controlling plastic door strips can bring your business:
The most obvious benefit of these curtains is that they are specially designed to reduce noise levels between factory production areas and in warehouses. The use of our plastic door strip curtains will help to create optimum working conditions and increase the productivity of staff.
Minimise Health Risks
Exposure to particularly loud environments can cause severe and permanent damage to your health, especially to your hearing and senses. One side effect is Tinnitus, which is when people have a constant “ringing in the ears” such as, buzzing, humming or whistling noises. This can cause problems with concentration, insomnia and in extreme cases, depression. Those most at risk are people working in factories, working with power tools or with heavy plant and machinery, such as construction sites. With our plastic door strips you can actively reduce the damaging effects of loud working environments.
Reduce Safety Issues
Loud working environments can result in tiredness, which can increase the risk of work place accidents. Noisy environments can reduce people’s awareness of their surroundings, increasing safety risks and the likelihood of an accidents occurring. When buying machinery, perhaps consider noise amongst other factors, such as suitability and efficiency, to try to reduce noise levels. Ensuring that all machinery is regularly checked and maintained also goes without saying. However, using noise absorbing and noise minimising curtains can massively reduce these risks.
Being unable to hear and communicate effectively with employers and employees in a loud environment can be challenging and could result in miscommunications. These could not only cost you precious time and money, but cause accidents too. It is advised that employees wear hearing protection to help to make the environment more audible and reduce verbal miscommunications. In addition to this, noise controlling curtains will make it much easier for employees to effectively communicate with each other.
If you work in a noisy environment we suggest that you take steps to prevent or control the risks associated to create a more pleasant working environment. One way to do this is to use strip curtains as sound absorbers and noise insulators. Our curtains are an excellent choice, as they are made from the highest-quality PVC, are durable and easy to install and maintain.
To find out more about our multi-purpose strip curtains or to get a quote, please contact Strip Curtains Direct today on 0333 999 7171 or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.