Noise impact assessment
Nowadays, there are a number of standards and regulations that set out the maximum levels of noise or vibration allowed on a premises according to the operating hours in which the noise sources are generated and the use of the space in question. This said, business activity (industrial, leisure, hospitality, production etc…) or infrastructure (road transport, railway transport etc…) must ensure that the noise and vibration levels produced do not exceed the levels stated in the applicable regulations.
dBplus acoustic consultants carry out the necessary measurements and assessments to determine the compliance with required limits according to the procedures set in the relevant standards and regulations. In cases where these limits are exceeded, dBplus acoustic consultants design and implement the most suitable solutions in order to ensure compliance with the legal requirements with minimum financial investment.
Sound immission can be defined as the level of noise produced by a particular activity or infrastructure which a receiver is exposed to. There are numerous noise sources which generate sound immission, for example, industry, leisure activities, hospitality, air-conditioning systems, lifts, road works, railways and airports. The applicable limits are often determined by the operating hours in which noise sources are generated and the use of the space in question e.g. outdoors, residential, educational institutions, hospitals and offices.
Depending on the type of noise that is generated, the noise immission level assessment can lead to sanctions. For example, low frequency noise, noise that contains tonal components or impact noise is considered as causing the highest level of disturbance to the receiver and is, therefore, more strictly regulated.
dBplus acoustic consultants carry out the necessary measurements and assessments to determine the compliance or non-compliance with the applicable regulations for noise sources. In cases where the permissible noise limits are exceeded, dBplus acoustic consultants design and implement bespoke solutions in order to ensure compliance with regulations with the minimum financial investment.
Business activities or infrastructure not only cause noise disturbances but also vibrations that they emit, as seen in air conditioning units or lifts for example. For this reason, the regulations that define permissible noise level limits also include maximum vibration levels according to the intended use of the space.
dBplus acoustic consultants carry out necessary measurements and assessments in order to assess the vibration levels generated by a particular source according to prescribed regulatory limits. In cases where the permissible noise levels are exceeded, dBplus acoustic consultants design and implement the most suitable anti-vibration solutions, in order to ensure compliance with the regulations and comfort levels for the receiver, with the minimum necessary financial investment.
The growing introduction of occupational risk regulations, has led to the need to assess noise exposure levels for employees. In so doing, we aim to protect the employees’ health and eliminate the risks derived from excess noise levels in the workplace.
dBplus acoustic consultants carry out measurements and assessments according to the respective European (Directiva 2003/10/CE) and State standards (Real Decreto 286/2006) in order to ensure noise exposure levels in the workplace are not exceeded. In cases where they are, dBplus acoustic consultants design and implement the best solutions to protect the health of employees and eliminate associated risks whilst always ensuring that the set objectives are met with minimum financial investment.