Do you spend more time worrying about noise at work? You are not alone. Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) has become a major issue for all manner of businesses throughout the UK. Personal Injury Lawyers are now promising to fight for compensation under what they call industrial deafness but what are the facts?
When the BBC needed a noise expert to appear on their flagship programme, The One Show, it didn’t take long for them to call on Cirrus Research.
Noise measurement specialist Richard Wilson of the The Event Safety Shop, along with a number of colleagues, measured and monitored occupational noise levels at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival to ensure that the noise exposure of festival staff and concession workers was in-line with the Noise at Work Regulations. To carry out the measurements, Richard and his Read More »
The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique and, no matter how large or small, they bring with them their own issues when it comes to health & safety Read More »
Wimbledon fans were being advised to pack their earplugs this week as some of the world’s best tennis players with noisy reputations battle it out in SW19. Today sees the media sweetheart Maria Sharapova take on Angelique Kerber in Court No 1 in the Fourth Round. Both players are renowned for their high pitched shrieks that Read More »
Nurses’ unions are urging the NHS to install “Keep Quiet” signs and their members to wear soft soled shoes on hospital wards in a bid to help patients get a good night’s sleep. Members of the Royal College of Nursing are also asking NHS Trusts to look at other measures such as installing slow-closing doors Read More »
Visitors to the Health & Safety Event at the NEC next week (11-13 March) will be able to find their ideal sound level meter, noise dosimeter or noise warning sign on the Cirrus Research stand, C18. The Cirrus Noise Doctors will be on stand C18 to offer advice, information and support to anyone who needs Read More »
Back in November 2011, some of the Cirrus staff carried out some noise measurements at firework displays on and around Bonfire night. You can read more about this on this blog post. This generated a lot of interest and discussion and so we’re going to repeat the exercise in 2013 and we’d like to gather Read More »
Noise measurement experts Cirrus Research were called upon to record a Guinness World Record (GWR) bid for the World’s loudest shout! Bridlington Town Crier David Hinde hoped to claim the record of the World’s Loudest Shout, currently held by Northern Ireland school teacher Annalisa Flanagan, shouting the word “Quiet” at 121 Decibels (dB). To put Read More »
The latest issue of The Measure, the Cirrus Research newsletter is now available to download. In this issue we’ve covered: A case study from Jersey Opera House featuring the Optimus Red sound level meter Updates to the Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder Meet the Noise Doctor What’s the noisiest job in the UK? New type approvals Read More »