The aims of the course are to:
- provide delegates with a basic knowledge of the methodology of environmental noise measurement including in particular the use and accuracy requirements of sound level meters and analysers.
- enable delegates to be aware of the significance of measurement data against the framework of standards and legislation for environmental noise.
After completing the course delegates should be able to:
– make reliable measurements of background noise and noise from a variety of sources, according to the requirements of the relevant British Standard or guidance document.
– present and interpret measurement data in a form suitable for inclusion in a consultant’s report
– demonstrate an ability to measure noise levels in a manner appropriate to established rating procedures, guidance documents and standards set by local authorities
– identify in outline the principle methods of noise control to mitigate the impact of noise on the community
– explain the measurement methodology, data and interpretation of reports and environmental appraisals and comment on proposals for noise impact mitigation
Course Duration4 days & exam day
Number of Delegates12
Delegates will receive a certificate from the Institute of Acoustics upon successful completion