Event Noise Management2019-04-25T16:11:16+00:00

Event Noise Management

Blue Sky Acoustics offer noise monitoring and control services for Live Music Events across the UK; from major annual music festivals to one-of-a-kind fan zones.

Having worked in the event industry for over six years, Blue Sky Acoustics have developed a successful approach to noise management and control, with involvement in major events year after year.

Highlights of the events we have supported include:

  • Bingley Music Live 2012 – 2018
  • Hardwick Live 2013 – 2018
  • York Race Course Showcase events – 2018
  • UEFA Champions League Final – Fanzone, Cardiff 2017 
  • Rugby World Cup Fan zone – Newcastle 2015
  • Southport Weekender – Minehead 2015

Blue Sky Acoustics work with Local Authorities to ensure that an event is appropriate for the size of the venue and the character of the surrounding area. Consultation with the Local Authority at the earliest opportunity is important not only to agree acceptable noise limits, but to ensure that all parties are fully aware of all aspects of the event.

Consultation with the Local Authority will take into consideration our considerable experience regarding achievable noise limits and any relevant guidance.  Whilst it is due an update, the guidance provided by The Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts, 1995 is still the go-to document for noise limits and monitoring methodology.

However, the purpose of early and thorough consultation is to define the scope of the noise assessment and clarify the framework by which control measures will be implemented.  We aim to build positive relationships with local authorities by demonstrating that events can be held responsibly with suitable and timely control measures actioned when required.

A 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 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.

The Blue Sky Acoustics Team hold full membership with the Institute of Acoustics (IOA) and have considerable experience of monitoring noise levels from small music venues to marquees and large festivals.

We are fully insured to undertake site surveys and operate a fleet of class 1 sound level meters which are calibrated to UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) standards.

Following an event, we produce thorough post event noise reports which include survey record sheets, equipment calibration certificates and photographs of the noise monitoring locations.  Reporting the results of the independent noise monitoring allows the event organiser to show compliance with the conditions of the event license, identify areas for improvement and form a historical record of the performance for future review.

Get in touch with Blue Sky to see how we can help your event run smoothly!