Noise Monitoring Data Management Solution
Why monitor noise?
Industrial operations can generate a lot of noise, which can be a nuisance to local communities, and in some cases potentially damaging to hearing.
Workplace noise monitoring is therefore a necessary aspect of any Health and Safety strategy. It is common for daytime and night time noise limits to be imposed, both in operating permits and legislation such as The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ are based on the European Union Directive 2003/10/EC; usually called “The physical agents (noise)” directive and expanded upon by the Health & Safety Executive.
Typically both ambient and workplace monitoring data are collected, both in terms of levels and dose.
Permits require the planning, collection, validation and reporting of noise monitoring data.
Validation is required to ensure compliance limits are not being breached, that the data is correct for the location by considering other readings previously measured at the same location.
Calculations are often needed, the whole data set for a site needs to be collated, formatted and reported at pre-set periods.
Why it’s not easy
Without a management system, the difficulties of planning a data collection programme to meet permit requirements, ensuring the monitoring is done and data received, then validating every reading, before copying and pasting into consistent layouts so it can be merged with other data sets in order to be reported at the right time all are very challenging for all but the smallest permitted sites.
MonitorPro has a comprehensive sample planning system to notify what data needs collecting, where. Technicians can download the visit to their device, which will guide them to the location in the field and validate data as they enter it. Samples are tracked and alerts sent if the data does not arrive when it should. Simple traffic light indicators show progress.
Interpretation and reporting can only be as good as the data it is based on. Rubbish in, rubbish out is a major problem with manual systems. MonitorPro is designed to avoid this. All data is checked against the plan validated and protected by layers of security, minimising the risk of reporting incorrect data.
MonitorPro can manage just about all Environmental Compliance data in a single, central, consistent database.
Convenience and Automation
The whole process of checking the plan, automatically importing from multiple sources, validation and reporting can be fully automated, same time and increasing data quality.
Interpretation and reporting
A large array of interpretation tools help to rapidly combine and analyse data sets. Every organisation needs different reports. A range of default reports are provided which can be edited as needed. We also provide a professional report editing service. Reports can be run at the click of a mouse or scheduled to automatically email.