Noise and Vibration Monitoring

Noise and Vibration MonitoringEnvironmental Noise Surveys
AXIS environmental services carry out noise and vibration monitoring and assessment. All environmental monitoring is undertaken in accordance with:

  • ISO 1996: Acoustics Description and Measurement of Environmental Noise
  • BS 4142: Method for rating industrial noise affecting mixed residential and industrial areas
  • The EPA publication Guidance Note for Noise: Licence Applications, Surveys and Assessments in Relation to Scheduled Activities (NG4).

Noise Surveys are carried out for a wide range of industries including background surveys, prediction modelling, wind farm & construction noise monitoring, management and control, intrusive investigations for tonal noise sources, and complete EIA surveys as part of planning applications.

Occupational Noise Surveys
Companies are required by law to carry out an occupational noise survey of site activities and operations to ensure compliance with the following legislation:

  • Safety, Health and Welfare Work Act 2005
  • Statutory Instrument SI 299 of 2007: Safety Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007, Control of Noise at Work

Chapter 1 of Part 5 of the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007) as amended from 12 November 2007 by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amended) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007) sets down the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from the health risks associated with noise in the workplace.

AXIS environmental services can ensure clients comply in full with the requirements of legislation by initial risk assessment of the site, complete details noise survey measurements, dosimetry and noise exposure assessments, hearing protection assessments and vibration surveys.

Vibration Monitoring
Axis Environmental Services have strong connections in the building and construction sector where vibration of equipment can cause a significant health and safety risk to the employee. Vibration can be either hand- arm (HAV) or whole body vibration (WBV), prolonged exposure to HAV can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome, white finger and hard –arm vibration syndrome whilst WBV may result in lower back pain. To ensure the protection of both the employee and employer, Axis environmental services provide vibration monitoring in line with the following legislation and applicable Irish standards;

Chapter 2 of Part 5 and Schedule 6 to the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 299 of 2007) as amended by the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amended) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No. 732 of 2007) sets down the minimum requirements for the protection of workers from the health risks associated with vibration in the workplace.

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