All of the noise measurement instruments that you use should comply with one or more standards which specify the accuracy that the unit should have.

There are many different standards for noise measurement instruments such as sound level meters, noise dosemeters and acoustic calibrators and these will each have their own specific requirements, tolerances and performance criteria. 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.

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The increasing awareness of the public of environmental issues such as CO2 emissions, carbon footprints and waste recycling has brought the issue of environmental noise to the fore.

Many of the demands of modern society result in the creation of noise sources such as larger airports, additional power stations and higher road traffic levels.

This article reviews some of the issues surrounding the selection of noise monitoring equipment for permanent environmental measurements.

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Cirrus Research plc has introduced a new matt black version of its doseBadge personal noise dosemeter, designed specifically for companies looking for an inconspicuous way to measure personal noise levels.

Demand for doseBadges from the entertainment sector is high, due to the Updated Noise at Work regulations, which came into force in 2008. Under these regulations, employers in the entertainment industry are now required to manage the risk to their employees caused by excessive noise.

Apart from the entertainment sector, the new black doseBadge has also found favour with security companies, the police force and the emergency services, but is suitable for any application where a less visible personal noise measurement solution is needed.

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