Commercial and industrial activities frequently generate noise pollution which is likely to impact upon local residents. Acoustech are able to undertake noise assessments of these activities to assess the likely impact to nearby residents.

Using a variety of methods, including on-site and remote monitoring, measurement, noise modelling and noise mitigation design and planning, we can offer clients a range of service levels for many different sectors.

Retail

With pressure growing from local authorities to push for the re-invigoration of the high street, many shopping centres are facing challenges in attracting new audiences for their brands and many are utilising product and brand activations as well as other live events to drive footfall. With this comes the potential for event noise which can prove unhelpful for building relationships with local stakeholders and therefore a noise management plan is vital. We can also provide industrial noise management for fixed plants such as air-conditioning or local extraction ventilation systems (LEV) that are associated with retail premises. Our team are also experts in ensuring that Noise at Work regulations are being met.

Leisure

Bars, restaurants and the night-time economy, are facing greater pressure from local authorities as part of their licensing applications and on-going relationship management to ensure that local stakeholders are caused as little disruption as possible. At Acoustech, we can offer monitoring and measurement services to both local authorities and hospitality organisations to provide unequivocal data documenting the effect of their business on the local environment in terms of noise pollution. For new venues, we can offer assistance with the planning process and licence application through use of baseline noise surveys, site suitability assessments and noise reports to support planning applications or discharge of conditions. We can also produce noise management plans, advise you on licence applications, and carry out complaint investigation and resolution. Our team are also experts in ensuring that Noise at Work regulations are being met, and can help ensure you and your team are compliant in noisy workplaces.

Manufacturing

Manufacturing activities, by their very nature, have great potential to generate noise pollution which is likely to impact upon local residents. Acoustech is able to undertake acoustic surveys, assessments and reports for fixed plant and machinery. All our reports are produced to be suitable for submission to local authorities to support your planning application, and meet the criteria for BS4142.

Very often BS4142 surveys are required for any new, additional or replacement plant and machinery. Acoustech is able to offer this service for clients on a range of machinery including HVAC units, LEV systems, refrigeration systems, heat exchangers plus cutting and drilling machinery too.

We can produce fixed point surveys and assessments as well as a full site investigation, with “heat maps” showing key machinery to consider. Our team will make recommendations for hearing protection zones in line with daily exposure action values to ensure compliance with Control of Noise at Work regulations.

Distribution

Distribution very often involves working hours that may be deemed unsociable by stakeholders or local residents, and noise management is a key way to build relationships with these important stakeholders.

Acoustech is able to deliver a service level that meets the client’s needs and can produce fixed point surveys and assessments as well as a full site investigation, with “heat maps” showing key machinery to consider. Our team will also make recommendations for hearing protection zones in line with daily exposure action values to ensure compliance with Control of Noise at Work regulations.

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