Occupataional Noise - Pubs, Clubs, Dining and Leisure
building services, Acoustics, Noise control
Hepworth Acoustics is frequently called upon to carry
out Noise at Work assessments of the noise exposure of staff. Tighter
controls have recently been imposed on the music and entertainment
industry under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. Acoustic
quality assessments and noise surveys can also be carried out, particularly for venues
where live performances will take place.
All types of licensed premises
will experience a number of acoustic issues throughout the life of the
venue. These issues may become apparent before the operation starts
trading, or they may only arise once trading has started. They can
arise whether a premises is located in a busy city centre or in a
primary problem is often noise impacting on other premises. This may be
noise created by music, customers, ventilation and cellar cooling
equipment or by a whole host of other noise generating activities.
Where the licensed premises are situated in a multi-use building, there
is always the potential for impact on noise sensitive premises around
it, whether they are cinemas, offices or residential. Noise from
customers leaving premises is often a ground for objection to licenses
and can be from premises located some distance away.
impact is usually a consideration when clients are applying for
licenses and/or planning permission to develop or alter premises.
Hepworth Acoustics is familiar with all the legal requirements
concerning noise impact and can provide reports to show how this issue
will be addressed. Considerable experience has been gained in
presenting noise evidence at licensing and planning hearings.
Acoustics also has extensive experience in the noise issues that can
arise once the premises are operating. We usually start work by
carrying out a noise survey and site inspection. We then provide the client
with a detailed report setting out all they need to know to solve the
problem, including any noise control recommendations.
Our reports take care to include all the measures the client
needs to undertake to resolve the existing noise issue.
, building services
, noise assessment
, Noise at Work
, Noise control
, Noise Impact
, Noise Problem
, Noise Survey