Environmental Noise ve acoustics measurements

Environmental Noise and Acoustic Measurements
Environmental Noise and Acoustic Measurements

As a result of exposure to environmental noise, people's physical and mental health deteriorates and it is not possible for them to be peaceful and peaceful. Therefore, private and public institutions should take the necessary measures and implement them. First of all, environmental noise exposure levels should be determined using various measurement and evaluation methods.

For this purpose, noise maps are prepared and environmental noise levels assessment report is prepared. At the same time, it is necessary to inform people about the levels and effects of environmental noise and to explain the possible effects and consequences of environmental noise exposure levels on the basis of the results of the report.

Private and governmental organizations have to prepare and implement action plans to prevent and reduce noise in the areas necessary to ensure and maintain environmental noise quality.

In short, environmental noise and acoustic measurements are a must to protect human health.

Based on the authority of national and international accreditation organizations, laboratories and organizations performing these measurements have engineers holding A-2 Type Engineering Acoustics Certificate and B-1 Type Industrial Noise Report / Mapping Certificate issued by Ministry of Environment and Urbanization.

By the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Regulation on Evaluation and Management of Environmental Noise was published in 2010. This regulation has been prepared to determine the principles for conducting and implementing noise prevention and mitigation activities to ensure the health and safety of people exposed to environmental noise.

The regulation encompasses noise-sensitive areas such as schools and hospitals, especially in parks, crowded areas, residential areas and areas that need to be quiet in open areas. The procedures and principles set forth in this regulation do not cover the noise experienced by the employees working in the workplaces covered by the Labor Law.

The environmental noise in the Regulation refers to harmful or unwanted noise generated by human activities, including the noise emitted from vehicles, land, air, sea and railway traffic, industrial plants, workshops, workshops, workplaces and entertainment places.

In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, which was enacted in 2012, employers are obliged to carry out the necessary measurements, analyzes and assessments regarding the workplace and the risks that employees are exposed to in terms of occupational health and safety.

In accordance with the Regulation on Labor Hygiene Measurement, Testing and Analysis issued in 2013 on the basis of this law, employers are obliged to protect all employees from the hazards and harmful effects of substances found in the workplace, used or processed in any way.

In order to ensure a healthy and safe working environment, workplaces are obliged to have the accredited laboratories carry out their measurements, tests, analyzes and evaluations for personal exposures and physical, chemical and biological factors. In addition, reports prepared at the end of the studies to be made, should be kept to be shown in the audit.

Within the scope of environmental noise and acoustic measurements, laboratories provide the following services to the enterprises:

  • Noise measurements from industrial enterprises
  • Noise measurements to be established for the establishment of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies
  • Noise measurements from mines
  • Noise measurements from construction machinery
  • Vibration measurements from industrial plants
  • Vibration measurements from construction machinery
  • Vibration measurements from mines and quarries

Laboratories provide fast, reliable and high quality service in accordance with national and international methods with experienced and certified engineers and modern measuring devices.

In addition, laboratories are subject to the TS EN ISO / IEC Standard for General Requirements for the Competence of 17025 Test and Calibration Laboratories.