Training Expanded To Include Environmental Noise Monitoring Course

Noise Monitoring specialists Cirrus Research have expanded their product training and CPD programmes, adding an environmental noise measurement workshop to the roster.

The new environmental Noise Monitoring course will be unveiled at the Williams Conference Centre, Oxfordshire, on October 19. Environmental noise covers a wide range of topics from Noise Nuisance to Transportation Noise.

This one-day event gives an overview of Environmental Noise Monitoring and covers the basics of sound, the instrumentation available, measurement principles, specific measurement and analysis techniques, noise propagation principles and noise reduction techniques.It is ideal for existing and new practitioners but also acts as a refresher for those who have been out of the sector for some time.

All Cirrus courses offer a triple whammy of benefits: an ideal opportunity to bring customers up to speed on the Cirrus products and their applications, gain valuable CPD points and enjoy a great networking event at the same time.

Additional dates have also been put in the diary for the popular Cirrus Product Training buy phentermine online profile Courses (CPTC) with extra days confirmed right into 2018 at York Racecourse, the Imperial War Museum Duxford, and the Williams Conference Centre.

The CPTC course offers a solid foundation of noise knowledge before switching to a practical session, which demonstrates the Optimus® Sound Level Meters and doseBadge® Noise Dosimeters. The day then moves into the
NoiseTools software applications and usage, working on downloads, analysis and data sharing.

Places on the CPTC course are currently available at:
· 14 November 2017 – Rockingham Motorspeedway
· 06 December 2017 – York Racecourse
· 24 January 2018 – Oulton Park Circuit
· 20 February 2018 – Imperial War Museum Duxford
· 21 March 2018 – Castle Combe Circuit
· 18 April 2018 – York Racecourse
· 22 May 2018 – Rockingham Motorspeedway
· 19 June 2018 – Williams Conference Centre
A further course for users of the Trojan Noise Nuisance Recorder has also been confirmed for November 9 at the National Railway Museum in York.

Further details on all the available training opportunities are available at:

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Select hearing protection now available thanks to latest Cirrus’ doseBadge5 update

The industry-leading doseBadge5 noise dosimeter is now available with octave bands filters allowing for effective and accurate selection that enhances employee hearing protection.

This new function runs alongside the doseBadge5′s ongoing assessment of noise exposure but allows for more detailed analysis of noise sources with the additional data  helping H&S managers select hearing protection or review noise control measures.

This new feature is just the latest in a number of key upgrades to the doseBadge5 which was launched in 2016. Additional features include: wireless Bluetooth® connectivity, scheduled measurement timers, tamper detection as well as extensive data logging and analysis.

James Tingay, Cirrus Research Marketing Manager, said: “Having insight into the frequency content of measured noise levels can be critical when there’s a need to select appropriate PPE.

“Not only does this new feature provide details of the overall Leq in each octave band, it also stores a detailed time history or noise profile of each band throughout the measurement. It is perfect all-round phentermine online united states noise dosimeter that can meet the needs of even the most demanding of Noise at Work scenarios.”

Technically, the doseBadge5 allows PPE to be assessed against specific sections of a measurement, allowing for more effective selection of PPE, for example, when there may only be a need to wear hearing protection for certain tasks. Selecting PPE based on a whole measurement may end up over-protecting a worker, making their job harder and incurring unnecessary costs.

“Overall, the doseBadge5 provides an extensive range of occupational noise parameters and is the ideal tool for noise exposure assessments against the Noise at Work Regulations – this new capability extends the already comprehensive feature list,” added James.

A new version of the NoiseTools software will also be released alongside the new version of the doseBadge5 to support the new features.
The updated version of the doseBadge5 will be on display at Health & Safety North (10-11 October 2017) and at A+A in Germany (17-20 October 2017).

NCP Choose SoloProtect

As the UK’s number one car park operator, NCP has more car parks than any other UK company supplying millions of customers with parking solutions.

NCP has approximately 1,000 lone workers nationwide and is focused on ensuring their workforce is fully prepared should anything happen. Many of NCP’s car parks are linked to a 24/7 helpline but to ensure staff can deliver a professional and helpful customer service, NCP has invested in a programme of regular and thorough training for all staff members, and partnered with SoloProtect to deploy a lone worker solution.

Benefits of the SoloProtect Solution:

  • Discreet wearable device
  • BS 8484:2016 approved
  • EN 50518 Compliant ARC (in-house)
  • Complete end-to-end service provider • Designed and manufactured in the UK


Alone, Together

With such a high proportion of lone workers around the country, NCP wanted a product that would help them protect and care for their staff at all times.

Rupert Abercrombie, Head of Operations – North explains, ‘We have a high proportion of lone workers at NCP and they face a variety of risk, therefore, it’s hugely important we have precautions in place to protect our staff. We’re keen to ensure that all NCP lone workers have access to a SoloProtect Ione worker device’

Identicom is the only lone worker device specifically designed as an identity card holder, it’s easy to wear and discreet to use. It contains mobile-phone (GSM) technology and in the event a worker requires assistance the device enables a 24/7 link to a state-of-art Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC). It offers protection to staff who work alone and is designed to fit a range of personnel and lone worker applications; whether primarily facing ‘People Risk’ (arising from social interaction – potential verbal abuse and attack) or an ‘Environmental Risk’ (potential for incapacitation, commonly referred to as a ‘Man Down’ (incapacitation), due to illness or a sudden trip or fall).

NCP chose the SoloProtect Identicom for a number of reasons but its discreet buy phentermine yahoo answers appearance and focus on customer service were big selling points. NCP has been extremely happy with the service offered by SoloProtect as Rupert explains, ‘SoloProtect have been there for us right from the start, through implementation, assisting us with any issues, training and helping us drive usage. The service from the ARC when a genuine “Red Alert” occurs has been excellent.’

The, BS 8484:2016 accredited, SoloProtect Identicom device is supported by an elite, EN 50518 compliant, in-house ARC that uses the latest alarm handling technology to ensure that audio alarms from an alert are presented to our operators quickly and efficiently. Every second counts in a genuine ‘Red Alert’ situation; so, enabling a highly trained operator to listen to, assess, and record, the lone worker alarm as soon as possible is imperative.

By investing in a brand new, purpose built ARC that meets new, more stringent European Standards, SoloProtect take lone worker protection to a whole new level. Both in terms of the quality of our infrastructure and staffing, but also with regards to the level of reporting a SoloProtect customer can tap into.

The SoloProtect Solution is designed to provide unparalleled lone worker protection, Rupert stated:

‘NCP takes the health and wellbeing of its employees very seriously. Iden com is there for our staff in the event of an emergency but it also gives them the peace of mind and confidence to carry out their jobs to the best of their ability when working alone.’

SoloProtect provide Identicom lone worker devices to NCP as part of a SoloProtect Solution. All SoloProtect solutions are BS 8484:2016 approved guaranteeing a police escalation, one level above a 999 call where appropriate. Every SoloProtect solution includes the Identicom, or SoloProtect ID device, inclusive billing, 24/7/365 manned monitoring, SIM card, mobile network usage, device training and monthly reporting.

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Recurring dust problem eliminated at Thompson Aero Seating

Thompson Aero Seating is recognized for its cutting edge design, engineering and manufacture of premium business-class, full flat-bed airline seating. Their bespoke solutions maximize passengers’ personal space and, through intelligent design, they optimize every inch of the cabin. An on-going exploration of new concepts, materials and technologies by their team of designers and engineers ensures that Thompson Aero are always at the forefront of product development.

The Problem
As part of their manufacturing process, there has been a recurring dust problem as a result of rough cutting plastics. The dust created both quality and safety hazards as the dust settled on operator’s clothing. A number of different options were tried in an attempt to eliminate this issue, but none of these worked successfully. Read more