Category Archives: Events

Land Remediation Expo

Svantek UK’s Sales Manager, Aidan Hubbard, will be presenting at the Land Remediation Expo 11 – 12 Sept 2019 NEC BIRMINGHAM.

Theatre 29 – Wednesday 11.45 – 12.15: Monitoring Noise Correctly and Selecting the Right Equipment

Look forward to seeing you there!

Svantek UK will be exhibiting at The UK Infrastructure Show 2019

30th April 2019, NEC, Birmingham

Part of the UK Public Sector Sourcing Expo, co-located with Procurex National 2019, and officially supported by CompeteFor and many of the major ongoing and future infrastructure projects, the UK Infrastructure Show 2019 will provide participants with a unique opportunity to engage, connect and collaborate with a vast array of key projects, decision makers and influencers representing the major areas of infrastructure, all in one day, under one roof. The main sectors represented at UK Infrastructure Show 2019 include:

Transport

Energy

Utilities

Social Infrastructure

Flood & Coastal

This the must-attend event for any suppliers looking for supply chain opportunities in these sectors.

Visit us at stand 39 to discover the latest in noise, vibration and dust monitoring instrumentation.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Svantek Sales Manager, Aidan Hubbard, will be speaking at the Land Remediation Expo

The Land Remediation Expo is the UK’s largest event designed to showcase the latest innovations that further the diagnosis, management and remediation of contaminated land. It is part of the Contamination Expo Series being held at the NEC, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham, B40 1NT on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th September 2019


Aidan will be holding a discussion on noise monitoring equipment, including explanations of which technology is suitable for various applications and requirements, why this makes a difference and why is it important. He will also review cloud-based monitoring platforms for data reporting and look at how they work.

To register please visit www.landremediationexpo.com

Noise, vibration and dust monitoring for planning consent

Sound, vibration and dust monitoring can be a bit of a minefield at the best of times but when you add all the extra variables for monitoring on a large construction site then getting everything set up correctly can be critical.

At Svantek we’ve run a number of seminars near our offices in Bedfordshire and they’re always very popular. On Weds 9th May we are running one covering many aspects of monitoring on construction sites for planning consent compliance from an acoustic consultants’ perspective and then on Thur 10th May we tackle the same subject but from a building contractors’ perspective. Experienced speakers cover many key topics from the standards you need to adhere to right through to accessing your data via a web portal. We look at a number of subjects including transducer selection, calibration and also some real life examples.

Speakers at the event include John Shelton BSc(Hons) MSc MIOA who chairs the instrumentation working group for the Institute of Acoustics.

The Importance of Workplace Monitoring

Every year in the UK, 1.3 million people suffer from a work-related illness or ill health caused or worsened by their working conditions. Plus some 13,000 workers per year die from occupational exposure to harmful substances and 30.4million working days are lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury. The estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions is over £14.1billion. (Source: HSE)

Health & Safety in the workplace is a bit of a minefield at the best of times but when you add all the extra complexities of monitoring for noise, vibration, dust and heat stress then setting up a regime correctly can be daunting and stressful.

However, occupational monitoring is a fundamental requirement as workplace noise, dust, heat stress and vibrations are potential hazards to an employee’s health. As an employer, it is necessary to ensure compliance with those industry regulations which impose stringent limits to protect workers.

Employees can be exposed to high vibration levels as a result of using power tools or by driving forklifts. Excessive exposure of workers to vibration has been known to cause serious health problems such as hand-arm vibration syndrome or white finger, back pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other vascular disorders.

Overheating in the workplace can lead to a range of adverse effects. Mild thermal stress, for example, can cause skin problems, fatigue, fainting and nausea whilst more serious overheating can lead to unconsciousness.

FREE seminar

AcSoft Health & Safety has run a number of seminars near its office in Bedfordshire and they’re always very popular.  The next one is being held on the 12th September  at The Sharnbrook Hotel in Bedford and will cover many aspects of workplace monitoring for noise, vibration (hand arm and whole body), dust and heat stress.

Experienced speakers will cover many key topics including the standards employers need to adhere to, which instruments to select and how to generate a report at the end.

Speakers at the event include John Shelton BSc (Hons) MSc MIOA who chairs the instrumentation working group for the Institute of Acoustics.

 

The seminar will cover:

 

  • An introduction to noise – what is the Noise at Work Act an how do I comply?
  • What is the difference between a noise dosimeter and a sound level meter and when do I use which?
  • Selecting hearing protection: there are a number of ways to select hearing protection including HML, C-A, Octave band analysis or just plain guesswork. What are the benefits of each method and what should I use?
  • Human vibration – an introduction to hand arm and whole body vibration measurement and the Physical Agents Directive:vibration
  • How to measure human vibration and how to devise a monitoring regime
  • Workplace monitoring for dust, VOC and gas: what do I have to measure for and how do I do it?
  • Heat stress and cold stress – what is it and how do you measure it?

 

For further information on the seminar please telephone 01234 639550

Health & Safety North

Come and visit us on stand B28 at the Health & Safety North Show at the Bolton Arena on the 7th and 8th October. We’ll be showing our full range of H&S monitoring instrumnts including the SV104 personal noise dosimeter with octave band analysis and audio record and the SV103 personla HAV dosimeter.

We’ll also have the world’s best personal air sampling pumps from Gilian, heat stress monitors from LSI and thermal comfort monitors from e-instruments.

Technical paper on whole body vibration

We’re delighted to announce that Jacek Kuczynski from our head office in Poland will be presenting a technical paper titled “IMPROVED METHODS OF ASSESSMENT OF WHOLE-BODY VIBRATION RISK IN MOVING VEHICLES” at the “50th UK Conference on Human Responses to Vibration” at the Chilworth Manor Hotel in Southampton in September. For more details on this conference then click here.

To have a sneak preview of the paper then click here

IOHA London 2015

This year the IOHA and BOHS have a joint conference in central London which promises to be the most important of its kind in Europe this year. The conference runs at the London Hilton Metropole from the 27th to 30th April 2015 and there will be visitors from all over the world attending.

Of course Svantek will be there and we’ll be exhibiting our market leading SV104 and SV103 personal noise and vibration dosimeters. We’re also very proud to now be working with Sensidyne and their Gilian personal sampling pumps and LSI Lastem and their heat stress monitoring instrumentation.

Wind Turbine Noise Conference

We’ll be exhbiting at the INCE wind turbine noise conference in Glasgow on the 20th to 23rd April 2015 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow.

Svantek has two instrumentst that are perfect for measuring wind turbine noise; the SV200 noise montiroign station and SVAN977 noise analyser. Come and see us at the show or give us a call to arrange a demonstration at your site.

Safety & Health Expo

Come and join us on stand N2301 at Safety & Health Expo at ExCeL London from 17-19 June 2014.

We’ll be launching our SV103, the world’s first personal vibration dosimeter. Also on show will be the SV104, the only personal noise dosimeter that has octave band filters and triggered audio recording built in!