Envirocare Technical Consultancy Ltd
Envirocare is an independent, MCERTS and UKAS accredited stack emission monitoring consultancy which provides air monitoring and occupational hygiene and safety services throughout the UK and the rest of the world. Our well qualified, professional consultants deliver a high quality service with practical and proven solutions to ensure our industrial clients are compliant with current Environmental and H&S legislation. Our Environmental Services include - MCERTS air emission monitoring; validation of Continuous Emission Monitors to BS EN 14181; pollution abatement; ambient air monitoring; optimisation of combustion processes and environmental consultancy (audits and carbon footprint). Our Occupational Hygiene and Safety Services include - UKAS accredited dust and fume monitoring; UKAS accredited noise monitoring; COSHH risk assessments; LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) assessment to HS(G) 258; Indoor Air Quality assessment; occupational health surveillance (audiometry and spirometry); vibration measurement and assessment; and health & safety consultancy (H&S policy audits, fire, manual handling, risk assessment).
Mr Tel Banham
St. Blaise House Vaughan St
Noise Monitoring - the New Regulations
Envirocare can provide occupational and environmental noise measurements using our in-house experts who utilise sophisticated noise meters, personal dosemeters and frequency analysers to ensure your compliance with the regulations.
Occupational Noise - New Regs
The current Noise at Work Regulations 1989 will be superseded in February 2006 because of the implementation of the Physical Agents (Noise) Directive 2003. The HSE will be issuing a formal Consultative Document in 2004 but an outline of the new exposure limits from the new directive is provided below:
The First Action level is due to be reduced from 85 dB(A) to 80 dB(A),
the Second Action level is due to decrease from 90 dB(A) to 85 dB(A),
there will be a limit value of 87 dB(A).
There will be a specific requirement for audiometric testing to be carried out on personnel exposed to daily noise levels above 85dB(A).
The proposed changes will impact on the management system of noise control and the effect is likely to be that the Ear Protection Zones and Noise Hazard Areas are likely to change.
If you want to know how these new regulations will affect your business, then please contact Envirocare via the links at the base of the page.
Environmental noise is becoming more frequently requested to define and quantify noise emissions from buildings, machines or from open sites such as quarries, building sites etc. Envirocare can provide noise surveys using statistical noise meters to record and process information to the standards specified in BS 4142: 1997.
If you wish to define the scope of your problem then an initial discussion is free from Envirocare.
For further information please email Envirocare Technical Consultancy Ltd