Vibration impact assessments and monitoring throughout the UK

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Vibration Assessments

Vibration and noise are often grouped together for assessment. In our experience however, the effects of vibration can be quite different to that of airborne noise, so specific consideration of vibration can be required depending on the source.

Arcus provide tailored vibration assessments and mitigation advice for a wide range of services, including;

  • Construction vibration monitoring (baseline and operational);
  • Occupational vibration exposure;
  • Traffic (HGV) vibration effects;
  • Assessment of vibration from industrial plant / machinery; and
  • Vibration nuisance assessments.

Arcus undertake vibration assessments tailored to each project.  Vibration monitoring and assessment is undertaken in accordance with relevant British Standards, and results are presented in clear, easy to understand reports.

How We Can Help

Construction Vibration

Arcus provide both short and long-term vibration monitoring. We aim to minimise costs of long-term monitoring by incorporating remote access, threshold alarms and SMS alerts, to minimise the number of site visits.  Long-term vibration assessment is commonly required for pre-construction and operational monitoring.

Arcus offer assessment of ground-borne vibration from a construction site following the guidance contained within BS 6472-1:2008 Guide to evaluation of human exposure to vibration in buildings and addressed through the good practice measures presented in BS 5228-2:2009+A1:2014 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites.

Arcus can measure and assess vibration effects from a variety of sources, including the movement of heavy machinery, demolition, pilling and blasting.

Workplace Vibration

In the workplace, employees using tools or machinery that produce significant levels of vibration are at risk of developing Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). HAVS is a painful and debilitating condition which can be prevented, but cannot be cured once the damage has been done.

Arcus offer extensive workplace vibration assessment services for measuring employee exposure to hand-arm and whole-body vibration. Results are presented in concise reports which clearly identify actions required to comply with the Vibration at Work Regulations.

Often in tandem with Noise at Work Assessment Arcus offers joint assessments for both noise and vibration at work.

Arcus can also provide tailored vibration measurement for various equipment and provide advice on vibration control and mitigation measures to achieve client set limits.

The services above are not exhaustive as vibration factors can be applicable to a wide range of works or situation; as such Arcus can provide vibration services tailored to your individual needs, please give us a call or email acoustics@arcusconsulting.co.uk to find how we can help with your requirement.

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