This 5 day course is designed to provide a basic knowledge of the methodology of environmental noise measurement, including in particular the use and precision requirements of sound level meters and analysers. It will also enable participants to assess the significance of measurement data against the framework of standards and legislation for environmental noise.
This course is intended for technical and scientific staff working in local authority, environmental consultancies and other organisations who have a requirement to gain working knowledge of noise measurement methodology and a basic appreciation of noise control methods. On successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Make reliable measurements of background noise from a variety of noise 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.
- Assess the significance of measured noise levels in terms of acceptability to people, again with reference to established rating procedures, guidance documents and standards set by local authorities.
- Identify in outline the principal methods of noise control to mitigate the impact of noise in the community.
- Critically appraise the noise measurement methodology, data and interpretation in reports and environmental appraisals and comment on proposals for noise impact mitigation.
The course is followed by a practical examination and a written paper. If successful, candidates will be awarded a Certificate of Competence in Environmental Noise Measurement by the Institue of Acoustics. Course fee (£995) includes the cost of accreditation.