Independent Environmental Consultancy Limited




Consultants in Acoustics | Noise | Vibration | Air Quality

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Industrial noise has the potential to be a problem on two levels. Firstly, the impact on nearby residents and secondly, employees working within the factories. In cases where complaints from local residents have arisen, significant restrictions on operations have been implemented if the local authority takes noise nuisance action.

Noise and vibration is included within the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control (IPPC) Regulations. In order to gain a permit, industrial premises must be assessed on their impact on nearby residents. Rating of industrial noise sources is included within the scope of BS4142.

Employee noise exposure is currently regulated by the Control Noise at Work Regulations (2005). The Regulations place emphasis on reducing noise emissions within the workplace and requires detailed noise assessments to be undertaken. Employers will be required to demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps in reducing employee noise exposures.

In order to assist with the areas identified above, IEC can provide a comprehensive range of services:

Members of The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC)

Members of The Association of Noise Consultants (ANC) PCT Registration Scheme (Reg. No. 170)

Members of The Institute of Acoustics (IOA)

Members of The Institute of Air Quality Management (IAQM)

Industrial Noise

Planning Applications

Noise Nuisance Investigations

Noise Impact BS4142


Control of Noise at Work Regulations

Noise Control Schemes



•Planning applications

•Assessment for IPPC Regulations

•Design of mitigation measures to control noise emissions

•Investigation of noise complaints (BS4142)

•Control of Noise at Work (2005) Regulations