Mineral Extraction and Waste Management Noise Surveys

Noise Surveys for Mineral Extraction and Waste Management Sites

Mineral Workings & Waste Management

Mineral workings and waste management sites will normally require environmental noise assessments in order to ensure sites operate within appropriate and reasonable noise limits. IEC is particularly experienced in the operations associated with minerals and waste sites and the preparation of assessments or management plans required for planning or licensing purposes.

Assessments will normally require background noise surveys at positions representative of the nearest noise-sensitive properties and prediction of resulting operational noise levels based on the proposed plant complement.

Call us today on 01502 732733 or send us a message below to discuss your Mineral Workings and Waste Management noise survey requirements.

Environmental Noise Assessments
Advice and Guidance Provided
Decades of Experience
CadnaA (Computer Aided Noise Abatement) Software


IEC uses CadnaA (Computer Aided Noise Abatement) software for the calculation, presentation, assessment and prediction of environmental noise from minerals and waste sites. Predictions are carried out using British Standard 5228 ‘Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites – Part 1: Noise or ISO 9613-2 Acoustics – Attenuation of sound during propagation outdoors: General method of calculation.

Minerals and waste-related reports include advice on the layout and orientation of the site, acoustic screening (bund arrangements), noise control and management measures.

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Recent Noise Assessments

Recent environmental noise assessments across the UK include noise and vibration chapters for Environmental Statements (as well as the air quality chapter), planning applications for proposed concrete batching plants and planning applications for waste recycling sites.

  • Quarries (sand and gravel, hard rock)
  • Landfill
  • Roadstone Coating Plant
  • Concrete Batching Plant
  • Material Recycling Facility (MRF)
  • Waste Transfer Station (WTS)
  • Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

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    Mineral Extraction and Waste Management Gallery

    A History in Minerals and Waste

    Director and Noise Consultant Alex Hook has over 20 years experience in noise and vibration assessment and was formerly employed for a number of years by midlands based consultancy synonymous with the assessment of minerals and waste emissions.

    This experience excellently places IEC to assist you in the noise aspects of the negotiation process with local authority environmental health officers and the Environment Agency. Appropriate and reasonable noise limits can be applied without imposing unreasonable burdens on the site operator.

    IEC is a multi-disciplinary consultancy and can also carry out vibration and air quality assessments.

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    Get in touch with us today to discuss your next project. We can help you with all types of noise, acoustic, vibration and air quality testing to support the success of your next project. Call 01502 732733 or click the contact button to send a message.

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