Environmental noise has the potential to adversely affect local communities, either directly  through sleep disturbance and annoyance, or indirectly through long term effects on physical and mental health.

BlueScope aspires to eliminate environmental noise from process disturbances. We also aim to reduce environmental noise from ongoing operations so as to not disturb local communities.

Current controls

BlueScope has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce noise from operations for the health and safety of employees and the community. These include:

  • Conducting operations in industrial rather than residential locations.
  • Proactive monitoring of noise levels in the community.
  • Ensuring operating hours are compatible with the local area.
  • Installating noise reduction equipment, for example silencers and enclosures.
  • Incorporating noise limitations in selection criteria for new equipment.
  • Tracking, managing and following up on community complaints.


There have been zero regulatory non-compliances relating to noise over the past two decades.