Noise & Vibration Injuries
Injury due to exposure to noise and vibration is insidious and is often noticed by a claimant when the damage is irreversible. However, it can be challenging to prove whether or not sufficient exposure occurred.
Our experts offer both general consulting services as well as forensic and expert witness services relating to the following:
We also offer a range acoustic consultancy and building failure investigation services.
Why Appoint Us?
Our experts have years of industry experience and, through our consulting work, are kept up to date with new Regulations, Standards, construction methods and other relevant trends in acoustic and vibration product development. Discussions related to acoustics can be highly technical and our experts are skilled at communicating these concepts simply and effectively. They are able to provide services prior to litigation arising, such as acoustic design consultancy, and, once a claim has arisen, they can identify the cause as well as potential ways of mitigating the risk of future claims.
HOW WE CAN HELP?
Discussions and investigations relating to acoustics and vibration can be highly technical. Our experts are experienced consultants and can communicate these relatively complex concepts in simple terms allowing you to manage your project or case effectively.
We provide a wide range of consultancy services to support acoustic design of buildings from concept design right through to completion. We also are often required to review noise management plans, hearing conservation plans and noise control strategies to ensure that mitigation measures will be effective.
We have been involved in a wide range of forensic investigation and expert witness services from the review of evidence and provision of a preliminary assessment through to a full investigation with a report suitable for submission to a Court. We have experience in using a range of specialist assessment equipment ranging from standard sound level meters through to artificial ears and heads, and acoustic cameras. We have also undertaken investigations of past incidents where we are unable to collect evidence directly and must use previous noise assessments and calculations to form an opinion. In all cases, we provide our opinion clearly with reference to the Regulations and guidance, both in effect now, and at the time of the incident.
We provide consultancy advice to prevent similar events happening again in the future. This could be in the form of reviewing and altering noise management or health conservation plans, or redesigning mitigation measures.
Examples of Typical cases
If you would like to know if we can help, please fill out our enquiry form or give us a call for a free consultation. The list below provides a few examples of projects or cases in which we get involved:
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Acoustics & Vibration
While the field of acoustics and vibration engineering might seem a narrow one, the number of issues that might arise as a result of failing to consider it is large.
Construction continues to be the most dangerous industry in the UK, with one worker being killed and 300 seriously injured on UK construction sites every week in 2020/21. This is despite concerted efforts to tighten regulations and increase punitive action.