Noise Monitoring

Apple environmental can assist by undertaking a noise assessment or noise survey for you, by means of ambient noise levels or occupational exposure assessment ensuring compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005.

Noise is effectively defined as unwanted sound. At low levels noise can result in irritation and annoyance but prolonged exposure to high noise levels such as during the working day can lead to serious health problems such as tinnitus.

When may I need to undertake a noise assessment?

Planning

The range of noise monitoring surveys undertaken in this area is broad. Typically noise surveys may be required as part of a planning condition to assess the likely effect that a development may have on the background noise levels (noise exposure assessment), or conversely to assess the likely impact of existing or proposed noise levels on new developments. For these types of assessment.

Apple Environmental works in accordance with BS4142:1997 Method for Rating Industrial Noise Affecting Mixed Residential and Industrial Areas and BS8233:2014 Guidance on Sound Insulation and Noise Reduction for Buildings.

Workplace Exposure

Under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 employers are required to prevent or reduce risks to health and safety from exposure to noise at work. To do this, employers must assess the risk of noise on the health and safety of employees. In doing so noise exposure monitoring may well be required.

What we do

Apple Environmental can undertake any form of noise monitoring survey as part of any occupational exposure assessment, baseline survey, public complaint, environmental impact assessment, or planning application. The results can be presented as average or maximum levels, real-time plotted data showing fluctuating noise levels over a specified time period, frequency analysis and audio recording.