Varke (die plaas diere) kan geluide so hard as 100db maak as hulle eet. Dis harder as ‘n kettingsaag of ‘n boor. Health en Safety in die UK het ‘n brosjure uitgegee aan boere genaamd: An Essential Guide to Health and Safety in Farming.
“Large numbers of pigs in a building can create noise levels of 100 decibels or above, especially at feeding time,” according to the leaflet, entitled Farmwise – An Essential Guide to Health and Safety in Farming.Even short-term exposure can be harmful, particularly if workers are exposed to other sources of noise during the day.“Use mechanical or automated feeding systems to reduce the need to enter the building when it is noisiest, e.g. at feeding time.“Make sure any work requiring entry is done during quieter periods.”Employers are legally obliged to ensure their workers are protected from noise levels once they reach 80 decibels, equivalent to the noise inside a tractor cab.The noise in pig farms only becomes a problem where hundreds of pigs are kept in close confinement in giant sheds.
HSE inspector Tony Mitchell said: “If you can imagine a shed with three to 400 hungry sows waiting for you to come and feed them and they are all squealing at the same time, the noise they make can be quite dramatic.
Ek sal maar vir die Baasvanieplaas moet sê dat hy nie hoef te worry as hy gestorm word nie, maar hy sal moet hardloop as daai varke skree.