02 Mar 2016

Industrial ear plugs explained in Steel

Industrial ear plugs in the Steel Industry

ProtectHear® industrial ear plugs are used in well known named workplaces such as William Hare, Tata Steel, Alcoa etc. Hearing protection is a must in these types of working areas and ProtectHear® is great for attenuating noises to a safe non-harmful level, whilst still allowing communication. Our product can be worn with all forms of PPE that is also required in industrial environments.

We are proud suppliers to William Hare and have been now for 9 years, Jean Collison said “The product protects from factory noise but enables workers to still hear warning bells, which is critical. Although background noise is reduced, speech can still be heard, which is extremely useful.”

Ears can breathe healthily with our product and ProtectHear® is the step in the right direction to prevent Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL). ProtectHear® has a five year lifespan, and the savings made in comparison to disposables are significant.

The two main types of ear plugs we offer are a vented 29 SNR and a solid 31 SNR (Single Noise Rating). The 29 SNR is our most popular allowing users to communicate whilst working, whereas the 31 SNR has an added level of protection for higher levels of noise which might be required from some industrial earplugs.

Jean also mentioned how we promote not just the product but the education into businesses “They also go the extra mile by helping us promote a sensible health and safety culture internally; they have been involved in some very helpful toolbox talks which clearly state the benefits of the product to our employees when it comes to hearing protection”.

Tata Steel have been provided with our ear plugs since 2000, starting off at the Scunthorpe site, before expanding throughout the group. And we have been dealing with Alcoa now for over 4 years, building foundations at Birmingham before implementing further into the company.

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