Noise Dust & Vibration Management

Providing comprehensive support in the management and mitigation of Noise Dust & Vibration emissions.

Section 61 Applications

Protect project timelines by ensuring amenable local authority involvement.

Long Term Monitoring

Understand the magnitude of noise, dust and vibration emissions into the local environment.


Protect the amenity of local residential areas and public spaces.

Noise Dust & Vibration monitoring can be used to both show compliance with local authority guidance, and to assess the validity of complaints.

You only need to look across the sky line of any major city to realise the level of construction activity in current times. In densely populated areas, this will also have an impact on people, and the local environment. According to the office of national statistics, the number of firms operating in the construction industry as of 2017 was in excess of 300,000. While the aggregate value of new construction projects reached over £100 million. With this many firms operating in close proximity to residential, commercial and industrial sites, the need for effective Noise, Dust & Vibration management is as high as it has ever been.

Noise Assessment

Noise, Dust & Vibration Monitoring

In some cases, a programme of monitoring may be required. This can be implemented on or around your site. It helps to ensure that condition limits are not exceeded and that all the relevant local authority recommendations are met.

As well as assisting with discussions involving local authorities, Completely Sound Limited are able to provide a programme of monitoring, and regular reporting to suit your project’s needs.

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T: 0845 508 0890

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Managing Noise, Air Quality, and Vibration

Completely Sound Limited can provide on-going and reliable support in your company’s management, and mitigation, of environmental emissions. This can either be provided on a long-term basis, or during particular periods of the demolition and construction phases of a project.

Construction management and control of environmental emissions may come in the form of management plans. Such plans will often be submitted in support of planning applications. However their primary function is often to help support and maintain relationships between contractors, building occupants, and/or residents of neighbouring properties.

The assessment of impact will draw on the many factors that relate to noise, vibration, and air quality generation and propagation. This will allow our consultants to provide detailed advice relating to the degree of anticipated impact, and as importantly, how to manage and mitigate the resulting effects. 

The prescribed level of mitigation will always be reasonable and proportional to the situation. This is accepting that there are likely to be both technical and financial limits to action that might reasonably be required to abate a nuisance. The principals of Best Practicable Means underpin all advise that is issued by Completely Sound. This is because we understand that these principals can constitute a ground of defence against charges that nuisance being caused under Part III of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, or Part III of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

There are many advantages to having Completely Sound Limited assisting you in achieving your project specific outcomes. The first is the comfort that channels of communication between all stakeholders will be supported by an in-depth knowledge of both the regulatory requirements, and the technical challenges involved with the project. All staff at Completely Sound have undergone significant training in the field of communication, on an organisational, and personal level – ensuring that your project progresses smoothly, unhindered by mis understanding and/or the mis communication of ideas. 

Noise Dust & Vibration

Sections 60 and 61 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.

Section 60 of the Control of Pollution Act provides local authorities the ability to serve a notice of imposed requirements regarding the control of site pollutants. In order to provide a pro-active solution to being constrained by conditions likely to affect the works programme, Completely Sound Limited can aid in adopting a procedure that will minimise disruption to established working methods, and prevent disruption to work timetables. Application for consent under Section 61 of CoPA 1974 will prevent a local authority from taking action under Section 60 of the CoPA or Section 80 of the EPA 1990, so long as the consent remains in force and the contractor complies with its terms.  

One of the principal standards to consult when dealing with the management of noise and vibration emission is BS 5228: Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites. This guidance states that the monitoring of noise and vibration at sites where such emissions are considered an issue should be regarded as essential. Consultants at completely sound have a vast array of experience in setting up monitoring programmes and reporting on noise dust and vibration emissions for all of the following reasons:

  • to allow the performance of noise control measures to be assessed;
  • to ascertain noise from items of plant for planning purposes;
  • to provide confirmation that planning requirements have been complied with.

Noise, Dust, and Vibration Generating Equipment.

Many forms of on site equipment have the potential to generate noise, dust, or vibration emissions. However, recent increases in the desire to work in harmony with the local community, coupled with advances technology, have created new and innovative ways to complete construction projects.

Pilling, as an example, can often be one of the more impactful construction activities. There are a variety of pilling methods to suit different ground conditions, with varying environmental impacts. However pilling provides a clear example of how changes in methodology, and technology, have allowed pilling in densely populated areas to grow in line with the demand for new construction.

For more information on the potential impact your site, feel free to get in touch.

Example Impact Assessment Services

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65 Lowther Road,
Dunstable, LU6 3NL

T: 0845 508 0890
M: 0787 247 0205