Noise Attenuation

Non-acoustic weather louvre

Surveys & Consultancy

In many instances the exact level of noise needs to be determined prior to the selection of suitable equipment or solutions. This would involve a specialist engineer attending site and completing a noise survey to establish the exact nature of the problem, specific noise levels together with frequency and harmonic levels. This allows the best solution both technically and commercially to be selected. Noise measurement equipment is available to data log noise levels over long periods of time to establish trends and particular areas of concern for non-compliance. These surveys are particularly useful in establishing potential problems pr background noise levels prior to proceeding with changes to the process or new build.

New EU Legislation

April 2006 saw new noise legislation from EEU introduced into UK law under the “2005 Control of Noise at Work Regulations”. This involved a reduction of 5 dB(A) in exposure levels at which action has to be taken (the previous levels being 90 and 85 dB(A) in the previous directive to 85 and 80 dB(A) in the new directive). The new legislation addresses minimum Health & Safety requirements with regard to the exposure of workers to risk arising from noise by lowering the exposure limits and moves away from the over reliance on assessment, pontification of levels and consent hearing solely in the forms of PPE towards a more proactive and active control of management of noise issues utilising technical and organisational means.

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