Noise Monitoring Articles

  • Monitoring personal noise exposure in West end theatres with the doseBadge5 - Case study

    When the audience sits in the stalls of a West End theatre they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Some shows enjoy runs that last for years, others aren’t so lucky, but each night there is a team of front of house staff and stagehands that bring the magic to life. The noise risks of working in a live music venue are ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Reading borough council - Combating noise nuisance - case study

    The Issue Commercial and domestic noise nuisance complaints. The Solution Anyone browsing noise nuisance in Reading will very quickly come across these questions on the Council’s website: Are you being driven mad by persistent loud music from a neighbour? Is someone carrying out noisy DIY work late at night or early in the morning? Is there a ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The silence of the lambs - Case study

    Helicopters and aircraft In this particular area there were quite a few helicopters and aircraft and these were picked up by the Invictus. “You find these days that developers are being asked for more and more studies or evidence over issues such as environmental noise, particularly in rural locations. Some would seem almost comical but it is becoming more the norm to meet planning ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Ilmor Engineering’s choice for detail and accuracy - Case study

    As one of the world’s top racing engine design and manufacturers, noise levels in the workplace have always been an issue for Ilmor Engineering. But when they won a large contract with the US giant General Motors to design and manufacture a new turbocharged V6 racing engine for the 2012 IndyCar championship, its managers knew immediately this would result in significantly increased ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise measurement in the fast lane! - case study

    Due to the nature of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) work, noise is an inevitable by-product of its daily activities. Consequently to ensure the welfare of both its staff and the community in which it operates, VOSA undertakes regular noise assessments to ensure that the relevant regulations are being adhered to, thereby protecting both the environment in which it operates as well ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Accelerating with Bugatti - Case study

    When the Bugatti Owners’ Club established itself in 1929, its members didn’t really have too much to worry about when it came to issues such as road congestion and noise. But just as cars have moved on with the times so has the Club. The Club applies a strict noise level threshold for competing cars at their renowned meetings on Prescott Hill near Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Cirrus ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Cirrus’ SoundSign™ – forging ahead in Sheffield - Case study

    As the world’s largest independently owned Forgemaster, Sheffield Forgemasters International (SFIL) is renowned globally for its steel production and engineering. A health & safety led philosophy is at the forefront of everything they do. Sheffield Forgemasters Internationals’ headquarters is one of the iconic landmarks in Sheffield and has a history spanning more than 200 years. ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Small yet robust - Case study

    Cirrus Research’s doseBadge provides the perfect solution for dB Consultation. From manufacturing and engineering, to the entertainment industry and schools, noisy environments need to be monitored both for the welfare of employees and the wider community. Following the introduction of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, businesses need to be aware of their employees ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Wiltshire council housing services - Dealing with noise nuisance - Case study

    Wiltshire Council Fact File Noise nuisance cases reported in 2016 in Council properties: 132 Number of installations of Trojan: 24 Trojan installation was for a minimum of 4 days and a maximum of 21. Housing stock comprises 5,265 rental properties and 400 leasehold properties. Main noise issues: barking dogs, loud music, shouting and stamping ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Hull’s new 24 hour Noise nuisance officer - Case study

    Neighbourhood Enforcement Officer Nick Tindall has worked for Hull City Council for over 20 years in a variety of roles so he is no stranger to change when it comes to dealing with neighbourhood disputes, anti-social behaviour and noise nuisance. The local population in Hull has changed quite dramatically over recent years with immigrants settling in established neighbourhoods, children’s ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Newham Council turns the volume down on noise nuisance - Case study

    Newham Borough, located just five miles east of the City of London, has experienced huge amounts of regeneration and redevelopment over the last twenty years through government investment schemes for Newham and the surrounding boroughs. The redevelopment has successfully attracted a younger age group as well as several different cultures from all over London, resulting in under 25 year olds ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • doseBadge and optimus red – experts in their field! - Case study

    The largest greenfield festival in the world posed a challenge where innovative tactics were employed to ensure that noise measurements were accurate and valid. End user Richard Willson, Noise at Work Consultant for TESS, The Event Safety Shop. Richard is one of the UK’s most experienced festival noise specialists having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus Green helps to bale out Festival - Case study

    Recently at the Ravenstonedale Festival in the heart of Cumbria, a rather unusual method of noise control was implemented when it seemed the local acoustics were conspiring against the organisers. The UK is renowned for its rich heritage in hosting outdoor festivals, whether it be music or literary, through to farming, food or catering to even more niche audiences. But every festival is unique ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Jersey Opera house puts Optimus Red in the spotlight - Case study

    When the audience sits in the beautiful auditorium of Jersey Opera House, they have very little idea of the technology that goes into giving them the ultimate live show experience. Whether they have come to see stand-up comedian Kevin Bridges or a full stage production of New Jersey Nights, the quality and right level of sound are absolutely crucial. Jersey Opera House Technical Manager Chris ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus Red and doseBadge adapt to new challenge - Case study

    Established in 1934, Lindapter International is the world’s innovator of steelwork clamping systems, eliminating the requirement to drill or weld steel. The company designs and manufactures specialist products for connecting structural steel sections together and has more than 85 years’ of experience in its field. The company’s success is the result of its dedication to meet and ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Planning to perfection! Cirrus Research helps The Banks Group to keep at the forefront of noisemeasurement

    With the experience of over 35 years in land development, The Banks Group continues to develop land throughout England and Scotland for a variety of uses including surface coalmines, onshore wind farms, commercial and residential property schemes and sustainable wastemanagement facilities.With the aim of being one of the UK’smost successful land developers, it comes as no surprise that the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Trojan - keeping the peace in Wakefield - Case study

    When it comes to keeping the peace, noise nuisance is an issue where a simple dispute can often escalate quickly and without warning If left unresolved, prolonged noise nuisance can blight the lives of those living with it. affecting their health and mental wellbeing. so much so that people consider moving house as a result. Fortunately Local Authorities and Housing Associations have long taken ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Locking up noise in Lancaster castle - Case study

    It’s pretty unusual for any noise consultant to be asked to monitor noise levels at a dance music event held within a medieval castle but it’s even more unusual when the revellers are all housed in a converted prison wing inside those ancient walls. That was exactly the challenge that faced noise consultant Chris Selkirk of ‘Sustainable Festivals’, when he was asked to ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Air pollution in China disrupts flights

    You know you have a problem when the smog gets so bad even airplanes can’t land safely anymore. This is what happened last month, when an airplane coming from Japan had close to zero visibility as it was trying to land in Beijing. There was thick smog blanketing the ...


    By Allerair Industries

  • Noise induced hearing loss: how can you start monitoring your workforce?

    An estimated 20,000 people working during the last year suffered from noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), new as well as longstanding cases, caused or made worse by work.[1]The cause of NIHL is preventable but the affects are permanent, resulting in life changing injuries that can seriously impair a workers’ quality of life. Industries with the highest incidences of NIHL include ...


    By Casella

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