class 2 sound level meter Articles

  • Difference between Class 1 and 2 Sound Level Meters

    What is the difference between a Class 1 and a Class 2 Sound Level Meter? The answer to this can be quite complex, but to put it simply: A Class 1 sound level meter is generally seen as more accurate than a Class 2 meter; and, A Class 1 sound level meter is able to measure sound over a wider frequency range than a Class 2 meter. The technical difference ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • What to look for when buying a sound level meter

    Sound level meters: a matter of class  Since sound level meters, or slm's were invented, they have existed in various grades of accuracy.  Today, accuracy is referred to as 'Class' and the reason behind all this rests with the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise at Work – an employers` responsibility?

    In the last few months, we have featured the 10th anniversary of the Noise at Work Regulations (2005) at length in this blog. In fact, the Regulations are at the heart of everything that we do as a company and the key messages behind them are as relevant now as they were 10 years ago.  Under the Control of ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise Control: a sound plan needed

    Practical advice on ways to carry out Noise Control and reduce noise at work, including how to select the correct level of hearing protection and carry out noise reduction activities. Reductions in reported cases of noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) from noise at work appear to have taken place in recent years with a considerable fall in the number of new claims and numbers of affected workers. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Organise a Factory Noise Measurement kit

    If you are an employer or person in control of noisy premises, you are expected to reduce the risk of damage to the hearing of your employees from exposure to noise to the lowest level reasonably practicable.  If the noise exposure on a daily or weekly basis are above certain values, you must carry out a ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Outstanding Outdoor Environmental Noise Measurement

    The Nova Outdoor Noise Measurement Kit - 24/7 Environmental noise measurement We often get asked about continuous mid- and long-term environmental noise measurement for outdoor sites such as construction sites, outdoor entertainment venues, and for boundary noise assessments. Whilst we have provided several incarnations of outdoor kits which turn our handheld sound level meters into ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

    31st July 2014 marked the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. Also referred to as HSWA or the HSW Act, the Health and Safety at Work Act is the primary legislation covering occupational health and safety in the United Kingdom. Take a look at what exactly this monumental Act involves and what impact it has had on employee health and safety during the last 40 years. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • When should you use a db Meter or Noise Dosimeter?

    Find out when to use a db meter or when you should use noise dosimeters instead  Under the Noise at Work Regulations (2005), employers must protect their workers from Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) and other conditions associated with exposure to excessive noise. Measuring and controlling noise at work is a challenge in most companies who ‘make or do something noisy’. ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise Level Meters for Controlling Noise at Work

    Noise level meters are sophisticated devices used to determine the sound level by capturing and measuring changes in sound pressure.  They tend to be hand-held and will be pointed towards the source of noise. Put simply, sound enters the noise level meter via a small microphone. It is then processed and measurement data or values are displayed digitally in decibels to inform the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Measuring Noise Outdoors

    In recent weeks, we have received a number of calls asking for our recommendations on semi-permanent systems for measuring noise outdoors. Well, if you are specifically looking for a data logging integrating averaging sound level meter to undertake your environmental, vehicle ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • 5 Ways to control noise at work

    Follow our 5 tips to help control workplace noise According to HSE statistics it appears the number of new claims for Noise-Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) claims are falling but over one million employees in the UK alone are still exposed to levels of noise which put their hearing at risk. To make a difference to these people we’re now at the point that further reductions in NIHL will require ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Integrating-averaging sound level meters and Leq explained

    What is Leq? If noise levels are rapidly changing over time then the 'average level' becomes an important tool in any noise assessment, this average is called the “Equivalent Continuous Sound Level“ and is abbreviated to Leq.  Knowing the Leq is vital if you are conducting noise measurements under the Noise at Work Regulations (2005); as stated above, it is the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Sound Level Meter Apps – How Accurate Are They?

    There has been a growing awareness of the availability and application of sound level meter apps providing noise measurement functions. Some of these sound level meter apps have been designed to meet, when used with a suitable external microphone, compliance with the relevant instrumentation standards. The vast majority of these are available as free downloads from the Google Play Store or the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise level monitoring system flashes alerts in real time

    Exposure to harmful noise levels at work and noise-induced hearing loss can be prevented if the right processes and noise level monitoring system is available. Around the world, millions of workers are affected by excessive noise levels in the workplace.  A large proportion are exposed to noise loud enough, in the region of 80dB(A) – 85dB(A), that they have to raise their voices to be ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Occupational Hearing Loss: How Noise Monitoring Can Help

    Since the 1960’s, we have come to recognise the danger to hearing caused by loud noise.  Every day, many individuals around the world are exposed to the risks of occupational hearing loss through harmful levels of noise at work and, for these groups, regular noise monitoring is vital. It is easy to take your hearing for granted, but the complex process that occurs when your ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise at work - how loud is loud?

    How loud is loud? (and other noise measurement questions…) Long term exposure to noise at work can damage your hearing. That’s a fact. It’s also a fact that noise induced hearing loss is preventable, and as an employer it’s your responsibility. Every day, many individuals around the world are exposed to potentially harmful levels of noise ...


    By Pulsar Instruments Plc

  • Noise at Work Regulations: 10 Years On

    Doesn’t time fly? It’s already been 10 years since Control of Noise at Work Regulations were introduced in the UK. But have you been following the legislation correctly? Here’s an overview of what the Noise at Work Regulations mean and some common mistakes you should be avoiding. Considering that legislation to limit ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

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