Successful event noise management begins with thorough consultation with the Local Authority. This ensures that any proposed event is appropriate for the size of the venue and the sensitivity of the surrounding area in the first instance.
Consultation with the Local Authority at the earliest opportunity is important not only to agree appropriately achievable noise limits, but to ensure that all parties have a comprehensive understanding of the potential impact. We are experienced in attending license hearings on behalf of our clients in order that reasonable noise limits are applied, striking a balance between noise impact and levels required for an enjoyable and successful event.
An event Noise Management Plan (NMP) is a document which identifies and assesses the full scope of work required to achieve a successful event, including procedures by which to control, minimise and reduce noise levels.
Specifically, the NMP will outline any agreed noise monitoring locations, noise limits, the compliant procedure, the noise control strategy and much more!
Blue Sky Acoustics produce and tailor event noise management plans for specific events. The plan is usually, but not exclusively included within a wider event management plan to be submitted to the Local Authority prior to an event.
Independent noise monitoring is important where noise limits are specified on a premises, Temporary Events Notice or event license.
Our consultants each hold full membership with the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and have a wealth of experience in monitoring noise levels from small music venues to large festivals and sporting events.
We operate a fleet of class 1 sound level meters which are calibrated to UKAS standards in addition to using front-of-house monitoring and software solutions to guide sound engineers throughout any event to ensure compliance with license conditions.
Following an event, a thorough post event noise report will be produced including survey record sheets, equipment calibration certificates and photographs of the noise monitoring locations.
Reporting the results of the noise monitoring exercise allows the event organiser to fully demonstrate compliance with the conditions of the event license. The results also provide an opportunity to identify areas for improvement and form a historical record of the performance for future review.