- Portable solution for noise polution
- Built-in contactor with 30A switching capability
- Net weight (kg): 10
- Colour: Black
- 1 x Twin Socket
- 1 x 5m Cable Mains Plug
- Dimensions: 239 x 317 x 80mm
- Weight: 7.5kg
A sound limiter, also known as environmental noise control systems, is now a requirement in many areas of the UK for the granting or renewal of an entertainment licence. Many local authorities are insisting on the installation of an electronic sound limiter in pubs, clubs, bars, halls, restaurants, health clubs and other entertainment venues as a solution to the growing number of complaints regarding noise pollution.
This information is to give a general overview of the problems and, hopefully, solutions to the more common noise control applications in entertainment situations. Full technical information is available. The information is not intended to be an answer to all problems as some situations require specialised solutions.
Legislation is in place to control noise and falls generally into 2 categories, briefly:-
1: HEALTH & SAFETY AT WORK. In EU countries the law protecting people at work from high sound levels is based on the 1986 EU Council Directive 86/188. Each country has translated this directive into its own law. In the UK this is done by the noise at work regulations (1989). This law is based on the concept of a daily noise exposure. Loud sounds for a short period or not so loud sounds for a longer period can both give the same exposure. Entertainment venues are places of work and the rules apply here just as in factories.
2: NOISE NUISANCE. This falls under the environmental banner of noise pollution. Local authorities are empowered to control the noise levels in their locality sufficient to prevent noise nuisance; to impose any reasonable requirements by the issue of a noise nuisance notice served under section 80 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and to enforce compliance through the courts.
Music and entertainment sound is all considered to be “NOISE”.
Many local authorities are now insisting on noise control measures in entertainment venues before entertainment licence renewal is granted.
New legislation means that In addition to their existing powers to serve noise abatement notices and review premises licenses, as from 1 October 2006 local authorities will be able to issue fixed penalty notices in the region of £2000 to the person in charge of the premises at the time of any complaint. This could be the license holder, manager or any other employee.
A sound limiter which monitors levels using a built in or external microphone. If a preset sound pressure level, usually set by the local environmental health officer, is exceeded for a certain period of time the mains power is disconnected from the sound source. This type of sound limiter can be used in most situations but is the only viable solution when bands or mobile DJs use their own equipment. If you own or manage a pub, bar, village hall or other establishment where live music is played you can safeguard your licence and avoid the possibility of large fines by ensuring that musicians plug their equipment into a power socket controlled by a device of this type. This type of sound limiter from RS100 is a simple plug in to any mains socket, then plug into the equipment required to be controller. Fully compliant with all UK Council Environment Departments. @2017