• Hearing protection is a last resort but must be used until noise risks are under control.
• Choose the correct level of protection. This will not usually be the highest available.
• Make sure it is suitable for the user and their work activities, and that they can use it comfortably with any other PPE or equipment
they have to wear or use.
• Ensure they wear it at all times in the noisy area. If they remove it, even briefly, they will have wasted most of the time they have spent wearing it. For example, removing protection for just 5 minutes out of one hour will reduce the protection achieved by more than half.