Industrial Noise & Vibration Centre

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Best Practicable Means BPM/BAT Noise Control Workshop

noise training - BPM BAT noise control

This practical workshop provides the definitive guide on how to assess what constitutes BPM or BAT for any noise control project. Unless this simple evaluation procedure has been followed, then any noise control measures have been based on guesswork and BPM cannot be claimed. It includes:-

  • Assessment - of whether the correct BPM procedure has been followed
  • How to cut Noise Monitoring and Project Time - by an order of magnitude
  • Just what does constitute BPM and BAT? Case studies covering most common noise problems
  • Techniques: these allow non-engineers to define the conditions for BPM / BAT
  • Diagnosis - SLM recording - analysis: BS4142 problems; how to assess fan noise; £100 converts any old SLM into a sound recording meter; fan noise analysis, from ears to PCs...
  • Remote control of plant noise - speeding up complaint resolution: getting noise control options and costs free by email; noise level, smartphone recording, photos - low-cost options
standard of presentation was excellent..humorous and entertaining.. Highly recommended: I Wilson, Waverley BC
one of the most relevant and informative courses in a long time... thought provoking: H Cusack, Fareham BC

Location: public courses take place at our head office in Slough or can be delivered in-house e.g. at a host local authority, inviting EHOs from the surrounding area. This provides high-quality training at a fraction of the cost.

Course outline: 1 day workshop designed for EHOs, Environmental Agency staff and regulators involved in environmental (and planning) noise and noise complaints

Learning objectives and outcomes:  provide delegates with the knowledge to analyse and assess BPM and BAT with detailed guidance on the mitigation options, including the latest technology.

Accreditation: an INVC attendance certificate is issued
Qualification: 2 CPD Points
Relevant regulations etc: BS 4142-2014; planning requirements

  • Noise Measurement Parameters and Terminology: what are the best measurement parameters for different situations? dB(A, (C), (lin), Leq, Lns - frequency analysis: 1/1, 1/3 octave, narrow band, behaviour of sound and materials
  • Where BS4142 Fails: the circumstances under which BS4142 is inappropriate, inaccurate and unsuitable as the basis for evaluation
  • The Conditions for BPM: the procedures that must be followed before you can claim BPM. I.D. of sources, ranking of source contributions
  • Noise Control - Terminology, Options and BAT: available techniques and their applications - source control, enclosures, barriers, silencers
  • Monitoring - Diagnosis - Recording - Analysis: the most efficient, time saving noise monitoring and recording techniques; time and frequency analysis
  • Remote Control of Noise: putting together the information required for a free noise control option evaluation by email

Delegates can email current or past problem case studies in advance for a free analysis and evaluation and for discussion.

Ideally to have some experience of environmental or occupation noise issues that involve fans. Other than that, none...