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Orbital Offer Noise Risk Assessment Program
Theatre sound specialist Orbital are offering venues an easily achievable solution to monitor their productions noise output in line with the Noise at Work Act, which became law on April 6th 2008.
Orbital's new risk assessment program offers theatre management a reliable means to calculate its average weekly sound levels in a theatre venue as this new legislation demands. And it provides realistic solutions to help to reduce the output if it exceeds the weekly recommended noise barrier.
Providing a complete solution for all theatrical employers with front or rear of house employees, Orbital is offering especially designed and easy to use sound measuring equipment that will help assess noise output in any venue. Consisting of small dosemeters that clip discreetly onto employees working in specific areas, they are activated simply via a keyfob.
For a typical production five to ten dosemeters are required to accurately ‘diagnose' the sound levels in the key areas of a venue i.e. side of the stage, orchestra pit, audience seating, front of house staffing positions and technical control areas. Once the appropriate measurements have been taken, the dosemeters are returned to Orbital where their technical support team analyse the data with the help of custom designed computer programs and produce an appropriate risk assessment for all working environments on a given production.
The risk assessment report will highlight areas of weakness in compliance coupled with recommendations and suggestions as to how to protect employees that are vulnerable.
16th May 2008
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