The Institute supports Noise Action Week which is occurring on 22-27 May.
Noise Action Week is an annual initiative coordinated by Environmental Protection UK since 1996 and aims to raise the profile of unhealthy noise, simple solutions to avoid noise problems and the professionals trained to manage noise.
Noise is a major nuisance and pollutant that seriously affects people’s health and wellbeing and Environmental Health Officer provide invaluable work to resolve noise issues.
Often a noise problem is simply a lack of thought or consideration and solved by asking the noise maker to reduce the volume. However, noise management services are available to help with serious complaints. This includes:
- local authorities
- housing providers
- mediation services
Noise Action Week provides a focus for all services involved in neighbourhood noise management to raise awareness of practical solutions to noise problems and also aims to get everyone considering the impact of the noise they make.