oise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments.
Leading noise measurement products manufacturer, Pulsar Instruments, has launched a transportable noise safety system, developed in partnership with Interserve Construction Limited, to be used at live construction environments.
Interserve initially contacted Pulsar Instruments as it was keen to identify problems with operatives and activities that can lead to noise-induced hearing loss in a construction environment. In addition, the company wanted to address the needs of nearby sub-contractors and operators working in a variety of trades on site who were exposed to the same noise levels. Interserve identified that these operatives were not warned about the need to wear hearing protection effectively and were left at risk from exposure from harmful noise. Often hearing protection would be worn too late or after operatives had already been exposed. The company decided to adopt a more pro-active approach to noise safety. They came up with the idea of a safety sign that would warn other operatives that noise in their area of work required them to wear hearing protection because another noisy task was being undertaken nearby.
One of the key reasons for opting for the small version of the Pulsar SafeEar sign was to allow the flexibility of the device to be transported about easily as tradesmen worked around the building. The heavy duty tripod gives it a stable mounted base that can then move with the sign, wherever the building requires it to be transported due to the tasks being completed. Inevitably on a construction site there are lots of materials and people and the requirement for it to be mounted on a sturdy tripod to prevent it being knocked over accidently was key.
Pulsar Instruments plc design and manufacture noise monitoring solutions – from basic hand-held sound level meters, noise-activated warning signs to more advanced instrumentation to help safety professionals meet occupational compliance. For details on the full product range available visit the website.