Noise Monitoring Services

SERS offers the following noise monitoring services:

Noise Assessment Reports for mine-site compliance to Department of Mines and Petroleum (WA) standards

A Department of Mines and Petroleum Licensed Noise Officer will attend site and record a representative sample for each of the occupations onsite. The most at risk members of staff will be identified with recommendations provided to guarantee that the current level of hearing protection is adequate. The process includes the inspection of all areas for appropriate levels of warning signage, proposing new sound controlling barriers or usage of different equipment to perform the same task. This must be carried out within 12 months of operations and on a five-yearly basis if at risk occupations are onsite.

Noise Assessment Reports for compliance in the commercial sector to Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) standards

A Noise Officer will attend site and record a representative sample for each of the occupations onsite. The most at risk members of staff will be identified with recommendations provided to guarantee that the current level of hearing protection is adequate. The process includes the inspection of all areas for appropriate levels of warning signage, proposing new sound controlling barriers or usage of different equipment to perform the same task.

Environmental Noise and Vibration Management Plans

We will work with the client to ensure requirements are met and understood by all parties. We will create detailed monitoring plans, record the locations of equipment, the duration of the project, trigger levels and criteria which must be adhered to during the works. (Static monitors for long durations, Class 1 Noise Monitors). Environmental Noise and Vibration Management Plans often need to be submitted to the Planning Department for demolition works, which is a service which SERS can also provide.

Personal Noise Dosimetry

Personal noise dosimetry is carried out using a wearable Class 2 Noise Sensor (Casella D-Badge). This device is programmed prior to placing on a person and is tamperproof. Noise dosimetry is carried out with the aim of evaluating the average exposure of a worker over the period of a full shift, every five years.

Nuisance Noise Assessment in Residential Sector

SERS can provide nuisance noise assessment services for the residential market. These assessments can be used for the purposes of reporting an offender to the City/Shire with an independent report, or helping the home owner prove that they are compliant with the regulations. Such reports are extremely helpful in determining the cause of the noise, the likelihood of recurrence and ensuring that purchased products comply with their stated noise output i.e. air conditioning units.

Provide assistance to clients in all noise and vibration sectors, ensuring compliance to all contract specifications

Our equipment consists of Class 1 Noise Monitors, both static and handheld. All equipment is externally calibrated every two years, serviced internally every year, and all units are calibrated using an acoustic calibrator prior to deployment onsite. Acoustic calibrators are also externally calibrated every two years.