Cirrus Research plc

Cirrus Research plc is a world leading manufacturer and supplier of sound level meters, noise meters, noise dosimeters, environmental noise monitoring systems and acoustic transducers. Our products are used across and wide and diverse range of applications including Occupational Noise, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Noise Measurement, Vehicle Noise Testing and Airport Noise Monitoring. With 40 years experience of innovation and customer support, backed by our ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Quality Management Systems, Cirrus is dedicated to noise measurement.

Company details

Acoustic House, Bridlington Road , Hunmanby , North Yorkshire YO14 0PH United Kingdom

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Business Type:
Industry Type:
Health and Safety - Noise and Vibration
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Year Founded:
1,000,000 - 10,000,000 €

Cirrus Research plc is a UK based manufacturer of noise measurement instruments.

Founded in 1970 and based in Hunmanby, North Yorkshire, Cirrus specialises in the design, manufacture and distribution of noise measurement instruments that are designed to help users meet the requirements of standards and legislation throughout the world.

Our instruments are innovative and simple to operate whilst being supported by an industry-leading 15 year warranty. With over 40 years of experience we can offer our products with knowledge, backup, support and confidence.

Our products are available worldwide and are available through a range of Cirrus Research plc offices, carefully selected distributors and service centres. We also offer our existing and prospective customers advice and information to help them determine which instrument is best suited to their application.

Our commitment is to provide a high quality product at a competitive price in our core market areas, supporting our customer and distributors with noise measurement instruments that meet the latest and highest standards.

To meet these commitments, Cirrus has implemented a Quality and Environmental Management program that has been certified as meeting the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004.

Cirrus Research has always specialised in the development and production of noise measurement instrumentation.

Cirrus Research milestones include the world’s first Type 1 Data Logging Sound Level Meter, the first Type 1 Data Logging Real-Time Analyser, and the world’s first twin channel Data Logging Dosimeter to meet the EC Directive 86/188/EEC in all respects.

Cirrus Research Engineers were the first to publish the detailed specifications for the L3M and DP15 interfaces which were successfully used by several other Sound Level Meter manufacturers.

In 1997 Cirrus launched the innovative doseBadge, the world’s first completely self contained wireless noise dosemeter. The doseBadge has been developed continually from its introduction with new features and functions added with each new version.

2006 saw Cirrus obtain the first PTB Type Approval of a Sound Level Meter to the new IEC 61672 standard. The CR:261S Vehicle Noise Sound Level Meter was designed to meet a customer requirement and was designed, certified and delivered within 12 months.

In 2008 the CR:515 and CR:514 Acoustic Calibrators were granted Type Approval by the PTB to the latest standards, the first units of this type to obtain this prestigious certification.

2010 saw the introduction of Optimus, the next generation of sound level meters from Cirrus. The Optimus instruments combine the very latest technology with ease of use to provide the ideal sound level meter for any application.

Cirrus Research plc has a Quality Management system that is certified, by BSI, to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008.

This independent assessment was conducted by BSI, the UK’s leading Certification Body, and demonstrates Cirrus Research plc’s commitment to customer service and quality.

Cirrus Research plc has now earned the right to display the coveted BSI logo to demonstrate its conformity to the standard.

The certification for Cirrus Research plc applies to the design, manufacture, supply, service and re-calibration of a wide range of sound and noise measuring and monitoring instrumentation to a worldwide market. ISO 9001:2008 is recognised worldwide. It requires organisations to demonstrate that they have a quality management system to ensure consistency and continuous improvement; leading to higher levels of performance and customer satisfaction.

Managing Director Daren Wallis said, “We are particularly pleased to have achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification as it underlines our commitment to our customers and our focus on quality.

This recognition demonstrates we can provide a quality product from quotation to delivery. This achievement was a direct result of the entire company working together effectively to develop and maintain the excellent quality standards we have to achieve customer satisfaction, standardization, and continuous improvement of our internal processes.

With ISO 9001:2008 certification, we have established our Quality Management System with global recognition that will enable us to achieve long-term excellence and success.”

Cirrus Research plc has an Environmental Management System that is certified, by BSI, to the requirements of ISO 14001:2004.

Cirrus Research plc is committed to providing both quality product and service excellence, while ensuring minimal environmental impact of our businesses operations.

To achieve this, we will:

1. Promote environmental awareness amongst our employees.
2. Encourage an environmentally responsible work ethic by promoting efficient use of materials and resources, in particular those that are non-renewable.
3. Strive to continually improve environmental performance. Integrate any environmental issues or concerns that arise into our system and consider them in future decisions.
4. Manage the consumption of resource and the production of waste by involving the principles of reduce, re-use and recycle wherever possible.
5. Consider the criteria of all new designs and how to minimise any adverse effects on the environment, specifically with material, heating effects and power consumption.
6. Ensure environmental criteria is taken into account in the procurement of goods and services.
7. Avoid unnecessary use of hazardous materials and substances, and take all action necessary to protect the environment when such materials are used, stored and disposed of.
8. Give environmental issues due consideration in the acquisition, design and alteration of all new and current buildings.
9. Ensure all packaging material, electronic/electrical goods and hazardous substances are disposed of in compliance with all relevant legislations.
10. Comply with all relevant environmental regulations.
11. Endeavour to communicate our environmental commitment to clients and customers and encourage their support.
12. Set, monitor and review key environmental objectives and targets.
13. Communicate our Environmental policy throughout our organisation.
14. Review our Environmental Policy annually.

Cirrus is a member of the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF) Registered Safety Supplier Scheme

“The BSIF (British Safety Industry Federation) has launched this scheme to advise buyers where they can obtain genuine safety equipment. Supplied companies registered within the scheme have agreed to the scheme’s strict code. Requirements of BSIF membership, such as integrity and a commitment to ethical trading are enhanced by a binding declaration that the safety equipment they offer meets the appropriate standards, fully complies with the PPE regulations and is appropriately marked.

You can be sure that Registered Safety Scheme Suppliers will only supply you with the genuine products, offer sound advice and make every effort not to mislead you.

Each Registered company is subject to standards audits and undertakes to comply with the rules relating to quality conformance and compliance with regulations. In other words, suppliers you can trust who will ensure that you get exactly what you asked for.”

All members of the BSIF are obliged to be honest and ethical and you can be confident they will supply compliant safety equipment.

Companies that sign up to our Registered Safety Supplier Scheme have decided to take this commitment to the next level and subject themselves to regular standards audits. They display the RSS shield to assure customers that their products are genuine and comply with the regulations.

Start your 2015 off the right way with Cirrus Research. Exchange your existing noise measurement instruments to secure your discount of up to 30%

All Trade-Ins Considered 

  • Any Instrument
  • Any Condition
  • Any Manufacturer

This is a like-for-like offer. For example, if you trade in a personal dosimeter, your discount would count against the Cirrus doseBadge.