Industry and manufacturing is often referred to as the lifeblood of an economy. We recognise the importance of being able to operate effectively, without interruption and on time.
Noise is often an inherent part of industry. Noise from activities or processes can cause disturbance to nearby sensitive dwellings. Staff exposure to noise and vibration must also be considered to avoid hearing damage and / or other physical damage such as vibration white finger. These effects can all be minimised or removed, however, by early engagement with an acoustic consultant.
The British Standard BS 4142 ‘Methods for rating and assessing industrial and commercial sound’ contains guidance on how to assess and limit the effects of industrial and commercial noise to nearby dwellings. Additionally, the Noise at Work Regulations 2005 and the Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 provide safety thresholds and a process to assess noise and vibration exposure to employees.
We have a long history of assessing industrial and commercial noise impact and reducing the effects on the surrounding area, including assisting companies such as Essity AB and [another from Peninsular]. We have specialist measurement equipment that enables us to measure discrete frequencies of sounds to very high precision and specialist modelling tools to show the propagation of sound in the environment. We are also very experienced in the assessment of noise and vibration at work, working with clients such as.