A construction noise and vibration assessment will likely be requested by your local authority during the planning stages of a new project, and will usually be performed in compliance with BS 5228. The main aim of a construction noise and vibration survey is to obtain an informed understanding of the likely levels of both noise and vibration arising from any proposed construction project.
Noise and vibration may be excessive both in terms of the amount of noise and vibration that they generate, and the duration of proposed activities. Additionally, further monitoring of the project is often requested to ensure that the levels of noise and vibration do not fall outside of anticipated levels, or that hours of work (and therefore noise) do not occur outside of those specified by the construction noise and vibration assessment.
What is BS 5228?
This British Standard provides details concerning mitigation of noise and vibration arising from construction projects, ensuring they do not negatively impact on surrounding areas. Construction noise and vibration assessments may be requested by a planning permission or environmental health officer, to be certain that any proposed activities are acceptable under Section 61 of the Control of Pollution Act. The likelihood of receiving complaints from proposed activities is addressed under Section 60 of this legislation.
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