Posted on April 27th, 2010

PROjEN Support Noise Action Week

PROjEN, a specialist engineering project management company, based in Preston Brook, Cheshire is supporting ‘Noise Action Week’ which will take place on 26th – 30th April.

What we are doing to support the campaign:

  • The company will be displaying posters to promote the campaign both in the office and on sites in order to raise awareness of the impacts of noise and to promote the simple measures that can be taken to prevent noise problems. In particular PROjEN have focused on the following phpects for the campaign:
  • The Health Effects of Noise at Work
  • The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • How Noise is Measured
  • Noise Levels
  • How You Can Reduce NoiseBackground:

Noise Action Week is an annual initiative organised by Environmental Protection UK, the environmental protection charity supported by pollution control professionals, which has been working for a cleaner, quieter, healthier world since 1898. This year, Noise Action will coincide with International Noise Awareness Day (28 April) – a global campaign which raises awareness of the impacts of noise pollution on individuals and communities – so there has never been a better time to promote noise awareness.

Campaign Aims and Objectives:

The campaign aims to raise awareness about neighbourhood noise and the solutions available to tackle it. It gives everyone involved in managing noise problems the opportunity to focus public and media attention on the difficulties excessive noise can cause for us all – at home, at work, at study and at leisure.

What you can do to promote the campaign:

During Noise Action Week everybody is urged to:

  • Consider the noise they make and the effect it has on others
  • Consider the noises that disturb them
  • Use practical solutions to everyday noise problems

How it affects you:

Noise can cause disruption and distress to everyone – at home, at leisure, at work and at study. National research1 shows that two fifths of the population say noise affects their quality of life and in 2008 around half a million people (1%) said they had moved home because of noisy neighbours. This was more a problem in the private rented sector, where 4% said they had moved because of noisy neighbours.

Why PROjEN support the campaign:

PROjEN’s Managing Director, Martin Seabrook comments:

“PROjEN’s support for this campaign is testimony to the company’s ability of raising awareness of the affects of noise both in the workplace and in our personal life. PROjEN’s exceptional Health and Safety record is a welcome recognition of the hard work that has been made over recent years to raise the levels of Health and Safety across the sites and our business in general”.

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