If you are planning to visit the Safety & Health Expo at the NEC from the 17th to 19th May 2011, come and see us on stand T40, Hall 2 and join us in our 40th Anniversary celebrations.

For 40th years, Cirrus has been manufacturing noise measurement instruments and our new products give you everything you need for noise at work or environmental noise measurements.

If you’ve not already registered, click here and you can register as a VIP courtesy of Cirrus. Come and see us and find out how our noise measurement instruments can help make your life simple!

2011 sees the launch of our new digital Noise Nuisance Recorder.

The Trojan is an all-new noise nuisance recorder designed specifically to meet the needs of Environmental Health Officers and Housing Associations.

Simple to use, quick to setup and very powerful, the Trojan has all of the features needed to help users measure, monitor and record noise nuisance including the NoiseTools software, supplied free from any installation or licencing restrictions.

Find out more about the Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder on the new website.


Every since the Vuvuzela made itself heard at the World Cup in South Africa, there has been a wealth of information about how they could be damaging to hearing and how they compare to noises from aircraft taking off and so on.

To see just how loud a Vuvuzela can be, we made some measurements with a small 35cm horn. The longer 65cm Vuvuzelas seem to be a bit difficult to get hold off right now but there’s one speeding it’s way through the postal system. As soon as this arrives we’ll make some more measurements with the larger horn and do some more comparisons. Continue reading »

A new set of dates have been announced for the Cirrus Product Training Courses.

8th September – Croft Circuit, North Yorkshire

14th October – Castle Combe Circuit, Wiltshire

21st October – Bedford Autodrome, Bedfordshire

28th October – Donington Park Circuit, Leicestershire

11th November – Brand Hatch Circuit, Kent

25th November – Oulton Park Circuit, Cheshire

Booking can be made online at the Cirrus Website (Click here)

Full details of these course venues can be downloaded from the Cirrus website.

To help you use your equipment effectively and make the best out of the investment that you have made, our workshops cover the use of our instruments, giving you tips and advice about how to make effective noise measurements.

You will also get sneak previews of the exciting new developments from Cirrus

Cirrus Research plc, the UK company which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment, will be showcasing instruments from its new generation of leading edge optimus’ Sound Level Meters at this year’s Safety and Health Expo at stand Q50, Hall 2.

The first two models in the optimus range will be on show. optimus red sound level meters are aimed specifically at the occupational and noise at work markets and were launched in January 2010. With ergonomically designed cases, the range offers a choice of Class 1 and Class 2 accuracy, with optional data logging and real-time octave bands.

This year’s Expo will also see the first showcase of optimus green, which in addition to all the existing features of optimus red, also includes features for environmental noise monitoring. Perfect for Environmental Health & Safety managers, optimus green provides a one stop shop for both Noise at Work and Environmental Noise measurements.

Cirrus’ optimus sound level meters feature smart design and advanced technology, and set new standards for ease of use, flexibility and practicality.

James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research plc explains:

“The research we undertook at the beginning of this project was clear: Noise measurement and health & safety professionals are looking for sound measurement equipment which is easy to use, flexible and upgradeable. Our new optimus range meets their requirements exactly.”

He continued…

“It takes just three button presses to make a noise measurement using our new optimus meter: ‘On’, ‘Calibrate’ and ‘Start’. The instrument then takes all the necessary measurements simultaneously before displaying the results on a large, easy to read colour OLED display. New software allows voice tags to be recorded for future reference. As for on-going flexibility, optimus users will be able to upgrade their instrument, at any time in the future, should their needs change.”

To ensure that the measurements made with an optimus sound level meter can be validated, all of the optimus instruments feature the unique LifeTime archive. This automatically stores the most important parameters into a protected and secure section of memory which can only be accessed and downloaded using a special software program.

Further colour coded optimus ranges are set to follow, including basic sound level meters as well as specialist, multi-use instruments.

As with all Cirrus equipment, optimus instruments are covered by Cirrus’ industry leading 12-year warranty. This provides an initial 24-month warranty which can be extended up to 12 years if the equipment is serviced and recalibrated by Cirrus every 12 months. Free backup and support, including licence-free software and updates, are provided with every Cirrus noise measurement product.

Cirrus Research plc has over 30 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of noise measurement instruments and is accredited to ISO9001:2008. During that time, the company has developed a reputation for producing robust, practical equipment which can perform in real situations. All Cirrus equipment is made in the UK and the company is responsible for all after sales service and calibration work. Spare parts and support are therefore always available.

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www.cirrusresearch.co.uk

www.soundsign.co.uk

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Cirrus Research, the UK company which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment for health and safety applications, has unveiled SoundSign, it’s new electronic noise activated warning sign for schools, colleges and universities.

A recent study by researchers at The University of London found that exposure to high levels of noise can impair the development of reading and memory in children, as well as increasing stress. In addition, it is widely accepted that distracting noise during examinations and teaching can decrease productivity in students and negatively affects results.

Perfect for libraries, corridors and outside lecture theatres and examination halls, SoundSign

is a mobile, highly visible noise activated warning sign, which has been designed for use in environments where there is a need to warn or indicate when a designated noise level is exceeded.

James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research explains:

“SoundSign can help reduce the effort required by staff to control noise, whilst also helping students to concentrate at key times when studying or sitting exams.

“Just like the cameras in residential areas that inform motorists that they are breaking the speed limit, the sound sign can be used in libraries and classrooms, as well as outside lecture theatres and examination halls to inform students and staff when acceptable noise levels are exceeded. Up to three Remote Display Units can be quickly and simply connected to the Master Unit, mirroring the action and information of the controlling Sound Sign. It has already found favour in factories, office spaces and pubs across Europe.”

Cirrus Research plc has over 30 years experience of the design and manufacture of noise measurement instruments and is accredited to ISO9001:2008. During that time, the company has developed a reputation for producing robust, practical equipment which can perform in real situations. All Cirrus equipment is made in the UK and the company is responsible for all after sales service and calibration work. Spare parts and support are therefore always available.

Visit

www.soundsign.co.uk

www.cirrusresearch.co.uk

Cirrus Research, the UK company which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment for health and safety applications, has unveiled SoundSign, it’s new electronic noise activated warning sign for Hospitals.

Noise levels in hospitals have become a hot topic in the last few years. As one of the biggest complaints in patient satisfaction surveys, high noise levels can reduce the overall rating of a hospital. Apart from this, studies have shown that patients exposed to continuous extraneous noise can experience altered memory, increased agitation, less tolerance for pain, feelings of isolation and sleep deprivation.

In addition, sudden noises, such as a dropped tray or slammed door, cause a “startle reflex” in some patients, resulting in physiological responses including muscular flexion, increased blood pressure, higher respiratory rate, increased heart rate, and vaso-constriction.

Perfect for a hospital setting, SoundSign is a mobile, highly visible noise activated warning sign, which has been designed for use in environments where there is a need to warn or indicate when a designated noise level is exceeded.

James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research explains:

“SoundSign can help reduce noise levels from staff, whilst simultaneously improving a patients hospital experience. The product has already found favour in schools, factories, office spaces and pubs across Europe.”

He went on to say…

Just like the cameras in residential areas that inform motorists that they are breaking the speed limit, the sound sign can be used in wards and corridors, to inform staff and patients when acceptable noise levels are exceeded and identifying noise hotspots. By making both parties aware of high noise levels, staff can take appropriate action, from informing hospital administrators, to checking and adjusting monitors to avoid unnecessary alarms.

Up to three Remote Display Units can be quickly and simply connected to the Master Unit, mirroring the action and information of the controlling SoundSign. This could be in a nurses station or staff area, enabling a quick response should it be necessary.”

Cirrus Research plc has over 30 years experience of the design and manufacture of noise measurement instruments and is accredited to ISO9001:2008. During that time, the company has developed a reputation for producing robust, practical equipment which can perform in real situations. All Cirrus equipment is made in the UK and the company is responsible for all after sales service and calibration work. Spare parts and support are therefore always available.

Visit

www.soundsign.co.uk

www.cirrusresearch.co.uk

Cirrus Research, the UK company which specialises in the design and development of noise measurement equipment for health and safety applications, has unveiled SoundSign, it’s new electronic noise activated warning sign for pubs and restaurants trade.

The Sound Sign is a highly visible noise activated warning sign, which has been designed for use in environments where there is a need to warn or indicate when a designated noise level is exceeded.

As more people take to drinking in designated outside smoking areas, an ever increasing number of venues across the UK are coming under scrutiny for excessive noise from the Environmental Health department, police and residential groups. Bars and restaurants in residential areas need to be increasingly aware of their noise levels, or risk being served abatement notices or hefty fines.

James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research explains:

“SoundSign can help reduce the effort required by staff to control noise, whilst simultaneously helping venues to keep within environmental noise regulations.

“Just like the cameras in residential areas that inform motorists that they are breaking the speed limit, the sound sign can be used in pubs to inform punters and staff when acceptable noise levels are exceeded. Up to three Remote Display Units can be quickly and simply connected to the Master Unit, mirroring the action and information of the controlling Sound Sign. It has already found favour in libraries and office spaces across Europe, and a new weatherproof version could be used in beer gardens and outdoor smoking areas.”

Cirrus Research plc has over 30 years experience of the design and manufacture of noise measurement instruments and is accredited to ISO9001:2008. During that time, the company has developed a reputation for producing robust, practical equipment which can perform in real situations. All Cirrus equipment is made in the UK and the company is responsible for all after sales service and calibration work. Spare parts and support are therefore always available.

Cirrus Research plc has launched a whole new generation of sound level meters under the brand name ‘optimus’.

Featuring smart design and advanced technology, Cirrus’ optimus sound level meters will set new standards for ease of use, flexibility and practicality.

James Tingay, Group Marketing Manager for Cirrus Research plc explains: “The research we undertook at the beginning of this project was clear: Noise measurement and health & safety professionals are looking for sound measurement equipment which is easy to use, flexible and upgradeable. Our new optimus range meets their requirements exactly.” Continue reading »

The construction industry is a major source of pollution,responsible for around 4% of particulate emissions, more water pollution incidents than any other industry, and thousands of noise complaints every year.

This article looks at some of the issues of noise levels in the construction industry and suggests some simple measures which can help site managers and construction companies to manage their noise levels.

Click here to read to the full article

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