Noise dosemeter – doseBadge
Watch this short introduction of the Pulsar doseBadge, noise dosemeter system used by safety professionals for the measurement of personal sound exposure at work, for a basic overview.
Why would you need a personal noise dosemeter?
You have been asked to provide evidence of the daily exposure of employees to noise in hard to reach locations, those who work shifts or those who move around from one workstation to another as part of their job. Where do you start? A noise dosemeter provides the ultimate solution. Also known as the doseBadge, it is small, lightweight, compact, cable-free, and can be worn on a person’s shoulder somewhere in close proximity to the ear for minimal inconvenience and interference.
Noise dosemeters are ideal for industries where shifts are common such as construction (building sites), entertainment (orchestras), and the emergency services (police forces). Rather than having a health and safety officer follow or stay with operatives throughout the assessment, each employee can be left to his or her own devices while the noise dosemeter takes and stores accurate and detailed measurements throughout the entire duration of their shift. This type of device is particularly useful for capturing and measuring the daily noise exposure of workers who move about a lot as part of their employment, for those who work at night or those who are exposed to many different noise levels that vary in duration and intensity.
Noise dosemeters work by storing sound level measurements to provide an average noise exposure level reading for a specified period, such as an eight hour shift. The data can be read via a special doseBadge reader or simply transferred to a PC for further analysis. Since the noise dosemeter complies fully with the requirements under the Control of Noise at Work Regulations (2005), this data can then be used as evidence for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
The second-by-second measurements provided by noise dosemeters are ideal for performing detailed analysis of daily patterns in exposure. These can be further complemented with our range of integrating averaging sound level meters allowing further investigation and, ultimately, enabling you to select appropriate hearing protection for workers.
More on Noise Dosemeters & Compliance
Worldwide occupational and industrial noise regulations stipulate that the typical daily noise exposure of each individual worker must be determined.
A personal noise dosemeter enables you to capture, measure and control occupational exposure ensuring compliance with the Control of Noise at Work Regulations, Industrial Hygiene Standards and Occupational Noise Exposure Guidelines. It also provides an effective way to monitor and record long-term exposure to noise at work.
Pulsar have recently added a new self-contained noise dosemeter to their range: The NoisePen. To enquire further about our range of compact, self-contained and easy to use noise dosemeters, or request a FREE product demonstration at your premises, please get in touch today.