CIEH has published the results of its flagship noise survey, which saw a large increase in noise-related complaints. This year’s report found that noise complaints increased by 54% between 2019/20 and 2020/21, as people adjusted to life during the first Covid-19 lockdown.
The Control of Noise at Work Regulations state that companies must clearly define any areas where there is a noise hazard, and clearly notify workers of any potential danger of high noise levels so that they can put on hearing protection.
But how can you define these areas and notify your workers?
Cirrus Research is excited to announce the launch of their latest cloud-based noise monitoring system, Quantum Outdoor. Quantum Outdoor is a single solution for the remote monitoring of noise 24/7; it uses powerful cloud technology to give users control over their environmental noise impacts at their desktops.
According to new local government data, complaints about noise disturbances and noisy neighbours have soared in the last 18 months, as most of the country spent more time indoors during the Covid-19 national lockdowns.
Everyone has that one sound that makes their toes curl and their skin crawl. There are a whole host of sounds out there that can only be described as unbearable.
With the UK Coronavirus lockdown entering its eighth week, it’s more than likely that if you working for a local authority or housing association, you’ve seen a sharp rise in the number of noise nuisance complaints from your residents. This is only natural, as more and more people are staying at home, unable to escape some of the noise that would normally occur when they’re out at work or running errands.
This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and during this time, it’s never been more poignant or relevant to think about our mental well-being and remember to look after ourselves and those around us.
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…
Noise has been in the news again recently with the use of anti-child alarms. Learn how they work and the difference between presbycusis and noise-induced hearing loss.
Did you know that UK adults lose a staggering 84.1 million hours of sleep every week as a direct result of noisy neighbours? Well, so says new research. This research has been conducted by an insurance company, so just how accurate or scientific it is could be up for debate, but it does make for interesting reading if like me, you’re Read More…