This practical workshop will prove useful for recently qualified EHO’s or those officers lacking noise investigation experience. Over the course of the day attendees will get experience of taking both internal and external noise measurements from a variety of noise sources.

Workshops will be facilitated by Martin MacNiven (EHO Falkirk Council), Crawford Sibbald (EHO Falkirk Council) and Brian Carmichael (EHO with West Lothian Council) as well as other practicing EHO’s with extensive experience in noise investigation work.

Facilitated practical sessions will provide delegates with hands-on measurement exercises on the day. The practical exercises will relate to specific complaint type scenarios, which will allow delegates to practically work through the course of action from receipt of a complaint to measuring/ assessing the noise to reaching a conclusion on what action to take.

The workshop will cover the following:

• Fundamentals of noise investigation
• Measurement parameters, meter set up and calibration
• Note taking and record keeping
• Commonly used noise standards and guidance
• Internal and external measurements of industrial and commercial noise including noise from extraction systems
• Barrier Attenuation
• Basic BS4142 assessment using these measurements

This workshop is not a replacement or substitute for a certificate of competence, but it will provide participants with the confidence to undertake basic noise investigations.

Delegates are required to bring suitable footwear and warm clothing as the site is exposed to the elements. At least one sound level meter per two attendees will be required, and delegates must be able to set basic parameters.

Cost for this event is £160 and will include Breakfast rolls, light buffet lunch, refreshments and CPD certificates. Transport can be arranged by prior request to collect delegates travelling by train from the local train station.

Booking Information

For online booking please use the following link:

Alternatively delegates can book by completing and returning the attached booking form.

If you would like further information on the event or wish to discuss then you should contact Martin MacNiven 01324 504769 or Crawford Sibbald 01324 504772


The training center is a purpose build training complex based in Blackridge West Lothian. The facilities can be easily reached by road or rail as the site is located next to Blackridge Railway station and is only 5 miles from Bathgate.

Transport collections from the train station can be arranged prior to the event.


  • Additional Files
  • Event Location
    Blackridge West Lothian
  • Event Date
    27/06/2019 8:30 am
  • Event End Date
    27/06/2019 4:00 pm