Anyone who has neighbours knows that sometimes, they can be less than courteous; whether it’s loud music and all-night parties, or the dog that’s trying to communicate with the whole street. We all have a right to live in a quiet and peaceful area and whilst some noise can be ignored, sometimes it becomes too much to bear and we Read More…
For Noise Action Week, the team at Cirrus went to Malton Food Festival to record some of the sounds that make this event so successful. See what they found out by reading our article!
Ear protection isn’t the most stylish or fashionable thing to wear and it can certainly impede your ability to have a conversation, but wearing it is incredibly important in order to prevent noise-induced hearing loss. Read how the doseBadge5 helped a group of factory workers in Ireland understand the importance of wearing hearing protection in our latest case study.
Acoustic consultant Chris Selkirk recently used an Optimus Green sound level meter and an Invictus portable noise monitoring kit to measure and monitor the noise from a local music festival in Lancaster. Read about the successful outcome here.
Environmental noise is part of every-day life, from traffic in city centres, children playing at school break time to church bells ringing on a Sunday morning. None of these activities may sound particularly ear-shattering but they have one thing in common – they have all attracted noise nuisance complaints at one time or another. Not every noise is deemed a Read More…
Tony Higgins, from Enviroconsult Ltd, uses Cirrus Research’s range of sound level meters to investigate environmental and occupational noise issues. One of his latest projects took him to a successful restaurant, which had recently expanded, and the owners needed to assess the impact of their new extraction system that was potentially causing a statutory noise nuisance.
Wirral Council’s Environmental Health team had been investigating a series of long-running noise nuisance complaints relating to a local factory going back some 10 years. When it came to solving the mystery, they relied upon Cirrus’ Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder to complete a BS4142:1997 Assessment.
When the audience sits in the stalls of a West End theatre they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Awareness is however increasing and Health & Safety Consultant, Richard Beale, is fortunate enough to work with some of the best-known theatres in the heart of the West End dealing with this specific issue.
Like all Local Authorities, Reading Borough Council has a statutory duty to look into any complaints of noise nuisance. With a population of around 155,700, it is one of the smaller boroughs in England but the range of complaints that come into its Environmental Protection and Nuisance Team are pretty varied; from music loving neighbours, crowing cockerels, howling hounds, even noisy budgerigars.
The Insomnia Gaming Festival, which is the hottest gaming event in town. attracts up to 50,000 fans to the NEC Birmingham. Even with those kinds of numbers attending, it is hard to think there will be much of a need for noise monitoring; after all, isn’t gaming a relatively quiet and solo activity? Not so. Check out our case study on noise monitoring at Insomnia Gaming Festival.