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Introduction to this document

Guidance note - noise assessment and control

Unwanted noise and can cause problems with neighbours in addition to the more obvious risks to staff health. Our guidance note provides an introduction to the topic of environmental noise.

What’s covered?

Our Guidance Note - Noise Assessment and Control sets out background information on noise nuisance including a summary of key legislation and details of penalties and enforcement practice. It goes on to explain briefly how an initial assessment can be made to determine whether there is a noise nuisance and also highlights key points of detailed noise monitoring which may be required. The final part of our document outlines the main ways in which noise can be controlled, helping you to identify the most practical options available. Use our guidance note to brief managers on the issues around noise on site, the likely consequences of neighbours’ complaints and the options for noise reduction.