Acoustics and noise are important considerations in many sectors including architecture and design, industry, health and safety and the environment.
Where design consultation is required, we are able to work with the designer from the conceptual stage through to post-completion testing. This may include:
Hawkins performs Noise Surveys and Noise Impact Assessments to help with the following situations:
Planning disputes related to noise and noise nuisance cases can be difficult and technical to resolve without a thorough investigation, whether it is for an appeal against planning refusal or arguing against planning permission. We understand how disturbing noise can become to residents, impacting their quality of life. We are equally aware of the harsh restrictions which may be placed on industry due to the individual sensitivity of complainants.
Where disputes arise through failure to meet the standards and regulations, we can offer:
We can undertake an assessment of your work environment, which may include simple spot measurements or personal employee assessments in order to keep employees safe from potential hazardous work conditions. Injuries such as noise-induced hearing loss and hand-arm vibration syndrome can arise from constant exposure to industrial levels of noise, or use of certain tools and equipment, such as jackhammers. Hawkins can assess working conditions in order to satisfy the Control of Noise at Work Regulations and Control of Vibration at Work Regulations.