Rayners Catering Noise at Work Investigation


Rayners Catering






Industrial & Transport

Noise at Work

Our role in the project

Family-run Rayners Catering Hire is one of the largest independent catering equipment hire companies in the UK. They stock, pack and deliver an extensive and diverse range of catering equipment which is available for hire by professional caterers, party planners, hoteliers and private individuals alike.

The noise generated at their London-based factory is therefore considerable and requires a valid Noise at Work assessment under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. 

Specific considerations

  • Noise at work;
  • Definition of hearing protection zones.

Acoustic features of this project

As a company that specialises in hiring out large scale catering equipment, the processes of sorting, cleaning, polishing and storing huge quantities of crockery and cutlery sets are inherently noisy.

As part of our Noise at Work Assessment we were able to:

  • Identify areas and processes of noise concern, the cutlery polishing equipment in particular;
  • Advise the client on how they can reduce impact noise levels where possible;
  • Define zones where hearing protection was required.

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