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Occupational and Environmental Noise Measurement Services

Occupational and Environmental Noise Measurement Services

Occupational noise has been a constant threat since the birth of industry and occupational noise monitoring needs to be carried out to ensure that workers’ hearing is protected from excessive noise at their place of work.

Every Employers are required to assess the risks to its employee’s health and safety created by exposure to noise in the workplace.

Occupational Noise Monitoring is a Legal Requirement

The EPA Regulations 2014 came into force and reduced the noise threshold at which occupational noise must be addressed in the workplace.

All employers who undertake work liable to expose any employees to noise at 80 dB(A) or above a lower exposure action value must make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risk that noise poses to the health and safety of those employees. The risk assessment must also identify the measures needed in order to meet the requirements of the regulations by either eliminating or mitigating the exposure.

Why Is Occupational Noise Monitoring Important?

Too much noise exposure may cause a temporary change in hearing or a temporary ringing in your ears. These short-term problems usually go away within a few minutes or hours after leaving the affected area of noise. However, repeated exposures to loud noise from the day to day work in an affected environment can lead to permanent, incurable hearing loss, tinnitus or other health issues.

Hearing loss caused by exposure to noise at work continues to be a significant occupational disease.

How Are Noise Surveys Conducted?

Aims Tec conducts OSHA recognized workplace noise assessments that include the 3 elements as required:

  • Static measurements to map and zone all significant noise sources
  • The measurement of personal exposure using Noise dosimeters
  • Frequency analysis of major noise sources to determine the effectiveness of hearing protection provided.

Aims Tec experienced consultants undertake static mapping and measure personal exposure using dosimeters as follow:

  • Comprehensive workplace noise monitoring assessments to current standards
  • A comprehensive report with the results and recommendations on reducing exposure
  • Assistance in updating noise policies
  • Practical expert advice to reduce exposure
  • Trained consultants to set up control strategies for exposure
  • Modified Noise awareness training for your staff.

Envirocare have many years of experience in providing occupational noise monitoring services to enable compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Our UKAS accreditation demonstrates that Envirocare complies with Health & Safety best practice and is compotent to deliver a consistently dependable, unbiased and accurate service. You can be reassured that our services meet the appropriate standard for testing employee exposure to workplace noise with the internationally recognised UKAS symbol.

Call or Email us or fill out our Aims Tec Enquiry Form for any queries regarding Occupational noise surveys, continuous or realtime noise monitoring, workplace noise regulations or any of our many other accredited Environmental and Occupational Hygiene services.

Environmental Noise Monitoring

Environmental Noise is a major issue in most countries, especially in industrial areas or places of high population, and the source of noise and their adverse effects on our wellbeing can be varied.

In terms of assessing the impact of these issues, Aims Tec are able to make suitable noise measurements and monitor environmental noise over periods of durations to measure and assess risk, whilst offering practical solutions to help reduce exposure to staff.

All companies are required to conduct Environmental Noise Monitoring in the workplace and where practical, prevent or reduce the exposure and risks. Aims Tec carry out Noise and Vibration Monitoring

Environmental Noise Assessments

Environmental Noise can be a problem for any business which creates noise that can impact upon the wider environment.

Noise that is generated from production processes, construction or traffic movements may be required to be measured and assessed for a variety of reasons including:

  • Regulatory compliance.
  • In response to statutory nuisance complaints.
  • In support of planning applications.
  • Information required for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).

Highly Experienced Consultants

Aims Tec consultants are experienced in the measurement and assessment of Environmental Noise from industrial processes. As part of our Environmental Noise Assessment service, we will provide recommendations and suggest mitigation measures as appropriate.

Experts In Environmental Noise Monitoring

Aims Tec can assure you of the highest possible level of service around. Our knowledgeable technicians have gained extensive experience in the field and currently service several high profile customers with our Environmental Noise Monitoring services, including:

  • Industrial Sites
  • Construction Sites
  • Road Traffic
  • Aircraft Hangers
  • Entertainment Venues
  • Instrumental Noise

Call or Email us or fill out our Aims Tec Enquiry Form for any queries regarding Environmental Noise Monitoring or our Noise Assessment services.