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New noise measurement case studies

We’ve added some new case studies to our website. These cover the use of some of our most popular products including the optimus red, optimus green and the dosebadge noise dosimeter. You can view these at www.cirrusresearch.co.uk/library/case-studies/ Why not stay up to date with what’s new from Cirrus? Just sign up for our newsletter or subscribe to our blog and Read More…

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Why don’t Noise Dosemeters have a Class or Type designation?

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. Email Send Message Read More…

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What Class or Type of Sound Level Meter is needed for Noise at Work (UK)?

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 require, that when you are measuring noise exposures, that you use a sound level meter or noise dosimeter that meets certain standards. This is to ensure that the measurements are as accurate and repeatable as possible. This helps to reduce the uncertainties and potential sources of errors as much as possible. Email Send Read More…

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What to look for when choosing noise measurement equipment for Noise at Work

Noise legislation, designed to protect hearing and prevent noise nuisance, is becoming tougher and more widespread. It’s a response to our increased understanding of the damage that noise can do to hearing, and the negative impact it can have on quality of life in the wider community. It has resulted in a growing need to measure noise and rising demand Read More…

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What do you need to measure for the Noise at Work Regulations?

When making measurements to estimate the noise exposure of a person at work, you need to ascertain the equivalent continuous A-weighted sound pressure level (LAeq) that represents the noise the person is exposed to during the working day. You also need to ascertain the maximum C-weighted peak sound pressure level or levels to which the person is exposed. The action Read More…

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The Free Pocket Guide to the Noise at Work Regulations

Our Free Pocket Guide to the Noise at Work Regulations is back by popular demand! Launched at the Safety & Health Expo 2011 in June (where we got through over 1000!), this handy little guide has a quick reference to the exposure action levels along with a chart that shows some typical noise levels. The Free Pocket Guide to the Read More…

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Measuring noise in the Construction Industry

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 Read More…

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Advice when choosing noise measurement equipment for Noise at Work

Noise legislation, designed to protect hearing and prevent noise nuisance, is becoming tougher and more widespread. It is a response to our increased understanding of the damage that noise can do to hearing, and the negative impact it can have on quality of life in the wider community. It has resulted in a growing need to measure noise and rising Read More…

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Meeting the challenges of employee noise exposure in the oil and gas industry

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 Read More…

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Workplace Noise Measurement Video

Workplace Noise Measurement Workplace Noise Measurement Video Transcription You’ve selected the sub-menu for a practical guide on undertaking workplace sound level measurements Undertaking sound level measurements in the workplace for the first time can be a challenge however it needn’t be given some guidance and practical advice We’ve broken down the process into a number of short sections covering sound Read More…

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