Health and Safety Monitoring Articles

  • 10-Year Noise nuisance mystery finally wrapped up - Case study

    The Solution As a result, and coupled with an investigation into the numerous noise sources from the factory, a number of recommendations were made and implemented. To test their efficacy a second BS41421997 assessment was carried out seven months later. The second report concluded that the impact had reduced noise to a level below "marginal significance" and they didn't envisage any further ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Cirrus helps music festival keep the peace with local residents - Case study

    With the summer season in full swing, people up and down the country are travelling far and wide to attend the year’s biggest music festivals. What better way is there to enjoy this glorious British summer than to venture off to enjoy a few days of fantastic music, surrounded by your favourite people? Music festivals are synonymous with British summer but as fun as they may be, they can, if ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • What is reverberation time and how it is calculated?

    What is the reverberation time of a room? Reverberation time is the time required for the sound to “fade away” or decay in a closed space. Sound in a room will repeatedly bounce off surfaces such as the floor, walls, ceiling, windows or tables. When these reflections mix, a phenomeon known as reverberation is created. Reverberation reduces when the reflections hit ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • No Horsing around when it comes to lab safety at S-Lab

    Analox will be exhibiting at this year’s S-lab exhibition being held at York Racecourse on 9-10th May 2017. The two day conference and ...


    By Analox Sensor Technology

  • The Noise Doctor’s Review of 2016

    2016 is rapidly coming to a close and 2017 is almost upon us. New Year is always a time for reflection. With this in mind, I reviewed all the NoiseNews updates from 2016 and can now reveal the top 10 blogs that aim to educate, inform and entertain. Are you sitting comfortably? Then let us begin. Top 10 Blogs of 2016 10. The Big Bang Theory: What You Really ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • What is an anechoic chamber and how quiet can it be?

    One of the things that we often talk about when we’re running our CPTC (Cirrus Product Training Courses) is how our hearing works and we often end up talking about how, if there’s no ambient sound, we can feel uncomfortable and can become disoriented very quickly. One of the best (or maybe the worst) places to experience this is in ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus and Invictus are the Classic Combination - Case Study

    Imagine a perfect summer’s evening with a 40-strong classical orchestra playing to an appreciative audience in a leafy green park. So far, so very English. Add in the fact the Park is in the heart of Lancaster city surrounded by thousands of homes and the orchestra is playing sets of the Hacienda’s classic 90s house music hits and you can understand the headache facing Acoustic ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Optimus 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’ experience in its field. The company’s success is the result of its dedication ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Ask The Noise Doctor: How Long will the Batteries Last in My Optimus Sound Level Meter?

    Do you have questions about your noise measurement instruments that Google or Wikipedia just can’t seem to answer? Ask The Noise Doctor. I’m here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Whether it’s product or application based, I’m up to the challenge. In this article I’ll be covering battery life in the Optimus Sound Level Meter range. A Commonly Asked ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Have a Question? Here’s How to Get Support from Cirrus

    Whenever you buy a new piece of equipment, you always need Product Support. You want to be able contact the manufacturer and get the help you need. It is exactly the same here at Cirrus Research. Did you know you can contact us directly for any hardware or software problems you are facing? If not, here’s now. How to Contact the Cirrus Support Team The easiest way is to ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The 6th biggest noise at work mistake…and how to fix It

    Health & Safety Managers everywhere know that managing noise risks isn’t as easy as it sounds. If you don’t, the company runs the risk of being fined by the Health & Safety Executive or sued by their employees for noise-induced hearing loss. To help you avoid the pitfalls, let’s recap of the 5 Biggest Noise at Work Mistakes. I’ll then talk you through the ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Recording audio with level triggers - Sound Level Meters

    Recording audio from a sound level meter measurement is sometimes necessary. Perhaps you need to listen to identify the source of a noise or for post-processing – or even to play back to a project stakeholder. If a measurement is short, it’s easy enough to record audio for an entire measurement and afterward crop the relevant parts. However, measuring for days, weeks or months, ...

  • Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors

    Additive Manufacturing 3D Printing: The Growth Progress and Need for Safety Monitors 3D printing is officially skyrocketing, with industrial applications in medical, biotech, aerospace, defense, and consumer electronics industries growing daily. At the heart of this acceleration is the additive manufacturing or AM process, which allows for easy printing from computer-aided ...

  • PC specifications for the NoiseTools software

    The NoiseTools software (supplied with the optimus sound level meters, doseBadge Noise Dosimeter, Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder, CR:800C and CR:260A sound level meters) can be run on most modern PCs. To get the best from the software the PC should meet the minimum specifications below and where possible meet the recommended specifications. If you are using functions such as the FFT analysis ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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