workplace noise meter Articles

  • Noise at Work, Workplace Noise and Issues with Noise

    Noise at Work Regulations to Control Workplace Noise The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005) became effective in 2006.  The Regulations are relevant to all employers who operate a noisy workplace and should be an integral part of any health and safety strategy.  ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • In-depth workplace noise risk assessments

    Don’t miss a thing with a custom-made noise measurement kit Pulsar Safety Professional System: the-all-in one solution to noise measurement Pulsar Instruments’ Safety Professional noise measurement system offer Safety, Health, Environmental and Quality (SHEQ) experts a custom-made solution for resolving their complex workplace noise risk ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Measurement

    Definitions Threshold and criterion levels The threshold level is the A-weighted sound level at which a personal noise dosimeter begins to integrate noise into a measured exposure. For example, if the threshold level on a sound level meter is set at 80 decibels (dB), it will capture and integrate into the computation of dose all noise in the employee's hearing zone that equals or exceeds 80 dB. ...


  • Controlling Exposure to Noise at Work with Personal Noise Dosimeters

    Which method is best to monitor noise: sound level meter or noise dosimeter? Controlling exposure to noise at work with noise dosimeters Our work environment has been transformed since the 1970’s with the introduction of new machinery and technical equipment designed to improve and increase general productivity. This has revolutionalised the way we operate ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Noise Pole Power Station Noise case study

    Equipment Summary Invictus Environmental Noise Pole Noise-Hub Noise Management Software Before the Cirrus System was installed we could never investigate noise complaints properly ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Workplace Monitoring: Who, What, When, Why, How?

    In my previous articles in this series for SHP readers, I have focussed on the need for current attitudes to general health and safety processes to change and emphasised the importance of regular monitoring. The best way to combat those ‘hidden killers’ and protect our workforces is to increase awareness of the benefits of regular monitoring and detection.  Employees then need to ...


    By Casella

  • Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions

    Controlling Noise at Work: Frequently asked questions Pulsar Instruments are the experts when it comes to noise at work measurement. The company was formed 45 years ago and, over the years, the team has answered numerous phone calls or met new and existing customers at Trade shows, professional meetings or in their place of work to answer their queries. Very ...


    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

  • What are the 4 Different Types of Noise?

    Noise comes in all shapes, sizes and sounds. It’s part of our everyday lives but before you can accurately measure it, you need to know what the different types of noise are. Here’s my advice. Whether it’s the innocent beep, a plane flying overhead or heavy machinery in your workplace, you ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Reducing noise levels through engineering controls

      It"s fairly easy to control personal exposure to noise by limiting exposure time or using hearing protectors like ear plugs or ear muffs.  Engineering controls are usually applied to the machinery that produces noise. Imagine a 200 foot x 175 foot manufacturing facility with a 30 foot high ceiling.  In this building are a variety of cut-off saws, grinders, millers and other ...

  • Buying Noise Measurement Equipment: how to cut costs, not quality

    At a time when budgets are under strain, the Pulsar Model 14, ultra-simple digital sound level meter offers a compliant, reliable, yet affordable noise meter. It is the preferred choice of employers looking for a meter for general purpose use whilst meeting the “Noise at Work” Regulations and the requirements of IEC 61672 to Class 2.  The ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • CR:243/4 noise pole – industrial power station case study

    “Before the Cirrus System was installed we could never investigate noise complaints properly because the data from the time of the complaint was not available in retrospect. We needed noise monitoring instruments that would store data continuously, with software to interrogate the monitors and download data, to give us a complete history of the noise levels at our boundaries. We have ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Noise 101: What is Equivalent Continuous Sound Level (Leq)?

    For anyone that is measuring sound, you’ve probably come across the term Leq or Equivalent Continuous Sound Level. But what is it and how can it help us when measuring noise with a sound level meter? Setting the Scene Imagine you work on a busy construction site that is operating all day. You have diggers, cranes, trucks and other ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Pulsar Top Tips to Safeguard Employees’ Hearing from Noise - Are you following the guidelines?

    Your employees' hearing is worth protecting According to the HSE, over a million of workers in the UK are exposed to levels of noise at work which put their hearing at risk. If asked, would you be able to prove that you are following the guidelines? Here is a useful reminder produced by Pulsar covering the main employers' responsibilities towards the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • ZE: 908 Acoustic Interface – The simple way to integrate noise measurements in industrial settings

    Cirrus Environmental, a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of environmental noise monitoring solutions provide a specially designed acoustic interface, ZE: 908, which allows users to add a noise measurement capability to an existing process control system. The ZE: 908 is a small, lightweight power supply and acoustic conditioning unit for microphone preamplifiers, it is ideal as a ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • ZE: 908 Acoustic Interface – The simple way to integrate noise measurements in industrial settings

    Cirrus Environmental, a leading specialist in the design and manufacture of environmental noise monitoring solutions provide a specially designed acoustic interface, ZE: 908, which allows users to add a noise measurement capability to an existing process control system. The ZE: 908 is a small, lightweight power supply and acoustic conditioning unit for microphone preamplifiers, it is ideal as a ...


    By Cirrus Environmental

  • Don’t Turn a Deaf Ear to a Noisy Working Environment

    Whether you work in manufacturing, engineering, construction, or in an office environment, the incessant noises of machinery or even noisy work colleagues can have an effect on your wellbeing after a while. But the problems associated with noise run much, much deeper than this. It can lead to severe and permanent loss of hearing, as well as a significant rise in blood pressure and stress. And the ...


    By Pulsar Instruments plc

  • Are Those Inexpensive iPad Sound Measurement Apps Any Good?

    Are those inexpensive iPad sound measurement apps any good? Are they as accurate as a properly calibrated $2,000 type 2 sound level meter? Let's review three separate studies, and an article: Study #1 In early 2014, NIOSH reviewed 192 sound measurement apps. NIOSH concluded, ...

  • Manage the rise in deafness claims with Pulsar Instruments

    The recent reports in the press about insurance groups complaining of a sharp rise in claims from employees seeking compensation for hearing problems have highlighted the real risks of noise induced hearing loss and the importance of protecting employees in the workplace. Although employees are protected by Law, noise induced hearing loss is often ignored. And once hearing loss has occurred, it ...


    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

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you