Providing Protection for Staff and Company Liability

A legal requirement >85 dBs

Those who work in construction can be surrounded by high level noise for long periods of the day. It is mandatory by law to provide employees with hearing protection when they are exposed to noise equal to or above 85 decibels because sound above this level can permanently damage people’s ears, causing tinnitus and even hearing loss. Therefore when it comes to ear muffs for construction, you need to ensure you choose the correct models.

More is not always better

First of all it is imperative that you carefully monitor the noise levels at work because it is not always the case that the most protection is the best protection. If the ear muffs block out too much sound, employees will be less aware of what is going on around them thus being dangerous and potentially isolating.

Protect your employees and run a safe and efficient business

Therefore it is the responsibility of employers to ensure that those under their care are properly protected. It is important to provide sufficient protection whilst also considering other features that may be necessary. For example, it may be important that employees can effectively communicate, and so ear defenders may need to have active listening technology or have linking capabilities with communication devices.

Check out Onedirect’s Best Buys for ear muffs for construction:

3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version

3M Peltor Optime III Headband Version

Product Ref.: PELOPTIME3

Why you’ll love it:

  • High attenuation ear protection with a SNR 35dB
  • Double cup technology in order to minimise resonance
  • Good speech intelligibility
  • Adjustable head band with soft wide cushions and liquid-filled sealing rings so that it is comfortable for long-time use
  • CE-approved thus proving its efficacy


3M Peltor WS XP

Product Ref.: PELHWSXP

Why you’ll love it:

  • Ear-defending headphones
  • DSP technology, digital noise reduction
  • Wireless connection with your mobile phone via Bluetooth
  • 10m range
  • Bluetooth A2DP profile for high-quality stereo sound transmission
  • VOX function for hands-free operation
  • Auto power off
  • SNR: 31 dB



3M Peltor Flex Headset3M Peltor Flex Headset

Product Ref.: PELTORHF

Why you’ll love it:

  • Noise-cancelling beam-mounted ear defender with PTT
  • Can be connected to walkie talkies or mobiles by cable
  • Quick positioning microphone boom
  • Large foam ear cups and padded headband to provide maximum comfort
  • High attenuation (33dB)
  • Built-in noise cancelling microphone
  • Meets EN 352-1, EN 352-4, EN 352-6 standards



3M Peltor Listen Only Stereo 3.5mm Headset

Product Ref.: PELHTB79A-023M Peltor Listen Only Stereo 3.5mm Headset

Why you’ll love it:

  • Listen only headset for Peltor radios
  • Speaker system with excellent attenuation
  • Medium attenuation: and 3.5mm stereo connector, 230 ohm
  • 75 – 1.4m spiral cord and stainless steel wire headband
  • Foam/fluid-filled ear cushions to provide lasting comfort






Or if you are unsure about which product to buy, call us for expert advice on 0333 123 3050