Noise Awareness Course - Whipsnade Zoo April 2013
Jonathan Edwards Noise Consultant - May 2013
I would like to express my gratitude to all at Pulsar Instruments Plc for kindly inviting me to attend the Noise Awareness Course held at Whipsnade Zoo recently.
I found the course very informative, enjoyable and a good experience.
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank your instructor Mr. Graham Ellicott for the professional and friendy manner in which he presented the course. I am sure all of the delegates including myself fully understood the course contents and its importance.
I very much appreciate your assistance.
We have a test area where the noise is occasionally above 84dB. As such, we need to warn staff and visitors alike before they enter the building of the potential danger. We looked at the PulsarSafeEar and thought it was ideal for our purpose. We decided to locate the master board at the entrance of our test bed.
The sign was easy to install and easy to set up. The PulsarSafeEar noise activated warning sign is benefitting the people who are operating and visiting this area, advising and warning them to the potential exposure to noise.
We are happy to recommend this product to other customers with similar noise measurement needs.
Karl Field - Health & Safety Manager 2013
"Until now, we have had to rely on random noise testings in areas such as auto workshops, engineering, silversmith and brick workshops. But PulsarSafeEar [the Noise Activated Warning Sign] is really simple, accurate and visual. As soon as noise in the workshop goes over the legal limit, it flashes on the wall and teachers and students can immediately see they need to wear protection."
Lecturers are really enthusiastic about the product: "They see this as a teaching aid for learners. They plan to pull this device into the lesson to make the point about variable noise and when protection is and isn't needed."
Paul Lowry, Chesterfield College Health and Safety Officer
In over 40 years as an Occupational Hygienist I have encountered or used many sound level meters for both occupational and environmental situations. In my opinion the ‘Pulsar Model 33' is something special. In addition to the instrument's aesthetic properties it is lightweight and very user friendly. Perhaps the most remarkable feature is the amount and nature of data which is measured and stored during every second of the monitoring period. ‘A', ‘C' and ‘Z' weightings are presented which include dB, Max, Min, Peak, Leq etc., plus L1 to L90. All this information can be viewed on the instrument but with copying data to an ‘Excel' file, graphs of any combination with respect to time can be presented. Overall the instrument not only satisfies all my requirements but is a delight to use.
O'Heal - Occupational Hygiene Services (2012)
DHL Supply Chain
Following a claim we were defending, we were asked by our lawyers to supply noise measurement samples for a particular area in our factory. At this point, none of our managers were trained in noise assessment and it looked like we would have to pay out thousands of pounds to hire a consultant to give us all of the required information.
After attending the Safety & Health Expo in Birmingham, we decided to purchase the Pulsar Assessor kit at just over one thousand pounds and arranged for Pulsar to present a Noise Awareness training day at our site in Warrington. We carried out our own assessment the next day after the training, downloaded all of the details onto the database supplied with the equipment, which gave us the measurements over an 8 hour period in minutes, graphs explaining the different levels at given times and this helped us identify if there were any issues in the problem area and even the type of PPE we would have to issue.
The site then sent off all of this information to our lawyers who successfully defended the case saving the business in excess of seven thousand pounds.
Contract SHE Manager
DHL Supply Chain (2011)
We purchased a Pulsar doseBadge and supporting instrumentation last year along with a familiarisation Noise Awareness training day. The equipment is certainly robust, unobtrusive and ‘user friendly' and provides a real time analysis of workplace noise.
The noise measuring equipment and service furnished by Pulsar Instruments plc has proved to be first class and I would provide an unequivocal recommendation to anyone considering the introduction of this noise management hardware/software. Some of the credit for the Company award of OHSAS 18001 accreditation last year must be directed at Pulsar due to the favourable observations made by the external auditor on the management of noise at work.
Thank you Sarah and Graham for your impartial guidance and advice and for providing a cost effective system which proves beyond any doubt that we can defend any allegations of poor workplace noise management.
Health & Safety Manager
Victoria Carpets (2011)
Clifford Devlin has used Pulsar sound meter Instrumentation for over 3 years in a variety of workplace situations from environmental monitoring on large demolition projects to the measurement of noise emissions in the workplace for noise at work.
We have found the equipment to be robust, user-friendly and the software prepares detailed reports for the submission of noise data to our clients. Pulsar provides comprehensive and responsive support services including fast turnaround at calibration periods, instructive noise training and telephone assistance.
Assistant HSQE Manager
English National Opera
The subject of the long term effects of noise for performing arts professionals has always been sensitive and difficult to assess. At English National Opera, we have been very aware of this situation and in 2004 decided we needed arobust, reliable and unobtrusive system that would allow us to gain a greater understanding of the typical personal noise exposure levels received by members of our orchestra, chorus, stage performers, technicians and other staff. Given that the music and performance dynamics change from production to production, we needed to incorporate these differences into our noise control plan.
We invested in the Pulsar Instruments Plc Model 22 doseBadge system that consists of small, robust and lightweight dosimetry units that attach comfortably to the shoulder of the employee being monitored. After each session this information is then communicated to the reader unit where we can easily view the essential measurement information. We then have the option of downloading each group of measurements to a computer for further analysis and reporting. The time histories of the noise levels are very useful for determining when the main exposure levels occur and which members of staff are most affected.
This method of capturing data has provided us with valuable information enabling us to assess and then investigate ways of minimising the risks from noise exposure. When routine verification of the equipment is required we simply contact Pulsar instruments to arrange the prompt service and recalibration our doseBadge system.
English National Opera
Health & Safety Advisor (2009)
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