Under the Noise Regulations, it is mandatory for all workplaces to conduct noise monitoring at least once every three years if there are 10 or more persons exposed, or likely to be exposed to excessive noise. The occupier of a workplace shall appoint a competent person to conduct regular noise monitoring, correctly interpret the results of noise monitoring, prepare a noise monitoring report and submit the report to the occupier.
At Dropnoise, we are qualified noise monitoring specialists who have attended and passed an approved Noise Monitoring Officer course conducted by Accredited Training Providers (ATPs). We carry out noise monitoring using:
Accepted standard procedures; and
NEA and MOM approved equipment which is properly calibrated.
We will properly interpret the results of the monitoring, prepare a report of the results of the monitoring and submit it to client (i.e. occupier of the workplace), no later than 14 days after the monitoring.
We use equipment that meet the following standards:
Sound level meters, including the microphone and associated cables must meet the requirements for IEC 61672-1:2002 Electroacoustics – Sound level meter – Part 1 Specifications, Class 1 or Class 2. Class 1 instrumentation is preferred and should be used when measuring noise dominated by high frequencies.
Dosimeters, including the microphone and associated cables must meet the requirements specified in IEC 61252 Electroacoustic. Specifications for personal sound exposure meters. Dosimeters fulfilling the requirements of IEC 61672-1:2002, Class 1, are recommended and should be used when measuring noise dominated by high frequencies.
Calibrators shall meet the requirements specified in IEC 60942:2003 Electroacoustics – Sound calibrators, Class 1.