Entertainment Noise

Entertainment Noise Monitoring

Entertainment noise monitoringAs of April 2008 the entertainment noise industry is now expected to comply with ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations’ (2005). This development recognises that music is unusual as it is noise deliberately created for enjoyment and therefore practical guidelines are necessary to help workers, employers and freelancers in the music and entertainment sectors protect their hearing and safeguard their careers. As such, owners and venue operators are now legally obliged to ensure their workforce is protected from excessive noise levels.

Music and entertainment sectors defined in the Noise Regulations are workplaces where live music is played or where recorded music is played in places such as a restaurant, public house, discotheque or nightclub, or alongside live music or a live dramatic or dance performance.

To help you understand the key issues, Pulsar Instruments Plc have produced a Free downloadable Guide for employers detailing the new regulations and offering simple advice and answers to the most commonly-asked questions.

This informative, easy to read pack includes helpful information on:

  • The health effects of noise
  • The new regulations
  • Noise measurement basics
  • Noise risk assessments
  • Noise control

The guide also contains many useful links from websites such as the Health & Safety Executive to further enhance your knowledge in this area.

Which noise meters and dosemeters do I need?

Please refer to our Quantifier Range or Pulsar Nova range of sound level meters for specific applications or contact us to discuss your entertainment noise monitoring requirements.  You may also find our personal noise dosemeter, the NoiseBadge, of use when undertaking entertainment noise measurements relating to capture individual noise exposure for hard to reach staff.  Such staff include: bar staff, security staff, artists/musicians, maintenance or health and safety staff.

Please also consult our latest noise-activated warning sign, the PulsarSafeEar, which may also be suited for your application. Our friendly team of noise experts will be able to provide you with further information on this product.

Case Study: Leeds Direct Arena

We have worked with the health and safety team at Leeds Arena recently to monitor and control their staff's exposure to excessive noise levels with the Nova noise measurement system. Read more about their experience.

We've also produced several Blogs with useful advice for the music and entertainment industry: