Noise Monitoring Articles

  • 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

  • doseBadge builds up a head of steam in York - Case study

    You might expect to see some level of noise measurement in the world-famous National Railway Museum but you’d probably guess that would be front of house, where the locomotives take centre stage. That’s only part of the story though! Anna Kavanagh is the Group Health & Safety Advisor for the Science Museum Group and responsible for both the London Science Museum and National ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Demolition company finds Cirrus the best - Case study

    Cirrus Research has enjoyed a long alliance with John F Hunt Demolition going back over many years, so much so, the company's Health, Safety & Environmental Department has accumulated almost an historic arsenal of Cirrus equipment that charts the journey of noise monitoring over the years. The Essex-based limited company was established in 1982 and works with developers, industrialists, ...


    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

  • Insomnia gaming festival - case study

    What is Insomnia? The Insomnia Gaming Festival features the latest and greatest in games, interactive zones, tournaments, esports, music and live stage shows. The Solution What started out in a church hall is now one of the go-to events of the year if you are a serious gamer. The Insomnia Gaming Festival started from very humble beginnings when a handful of ...


    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

  • 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

  • NoiseAid – Support for your Noise Nuisance Measurement & Management

    What is NoiseAid? NoiseAid is a web-based application that gives you, and your users, a quick and simple way to gather information about the noise sources that they are concerned about. Users can instantly log noise disturbances via any smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer using the simple interface, adding notes when the noise has ended. Details of the noise sources ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • The Measure Issue 10 Autumn 2016 – The Cirrus Research Newsletter

    The latest issue of The Measure, the Cirrus Research newsletter is now available for download. In this issue we’ve covered: The new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter with a history and timeline of the doseBadge family A case study for the Optimus Green Sound Level Meter and the Invictus Environmental Noise Monitor at the Classical Haçienda ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Introducing Octave Band Filters for the doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

    We’re pleased to announce that the Cirrus doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter now includes 1:1 Octave Band Filters as standard*, adding to the already comprehensive set of measurement data that the unique doseBadge5 can provide. The doseBadge5 is already the best specified dosimeter available with multiple measurement channels, comprehensive data logging, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Working with Reading borough council to Combat noise nuisance - Case study

    Like all Local Authorities, Reading Borough Council has a statutory duty to look into any complaints of noise nuisance. With a population of around 155,700, it is one of the smaller boroughs in England but the range of complaints that come into its Environmental Protection and Nuisance Team are pretty varied; from music loving neighbours, crowing cockerels, howling hounds, ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Noise Nuisance Training – Learn how to get the best from your Cirrus Trojan Noise Nuisance Equipment

    Our new Trojan Noise Nuisance Training Course is a 1-Day workshop for Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Tenant Management Organisations who are using, or looking to use, the Cirrus Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder and NoiseTools software to manage noise nuisance complaints. This 1-day course is ideal for both new and existing Trojan users alike who looking to get the best from their ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • Visit Cirrus at A+A 2017 and see the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter

    Cirrus Research will be presenting a number of new and exciting additions to the existing range at the A+A Exhibition in October 2017. On stand 6C51 will be the new doseBadge5 Noise Dosimeter and the Optimus Sound Level Meters which together provide a complete solution for both occupational and environmental noise measurements. A+A 2017 will be the first opportunity for visitors to see ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

  • New Dates for the Cirrus Training Courses for 2017 & 2018

    Due to popular demand, we’ve added more dates for our Cirrus Product Training Courses and our new Environmental Noise Measurement Workshop. Get the Best from Your Cirrus Noise Measurement Equipment Once you’ve purchased your Cirrus sound level meter or doseBadge kit, you’ll want to get the best from it and make sure that you’re using it to its full ...


    By Cirrus Research plc

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