Achieving compliance made simpler

in Noise
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Demonstrating regulatory compliance for noise exposure in offshore environments is difficult when there is no process or documented evidence of due diligence. 

With noise it is not always clear how you comply: regulations can be vague and the burden of proof for compliance is on the proponent.

Using a clear process to decide on noise controls makes achieving compliance simple.

The ability to demonstrate that noise control has been implemented at an ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) position gives regulators surety that operators have gone through a process that produces the best and most balanced noise control scenario.

The legal definition of ALARP in Australia states that a calculation must be made to show that the noise controls chosen are effective and that a disproportionate amount of effort would be required to produce additional benefit. 

ALARP decisions get reviewed by regulators, such as NOPSEMA in the case of offshore oil and gas facilities, and must be rigorously defined.

SVT’s ALARP tool Podium makes the act of achieving compliance simple, by using a tried and tested process developed with multinational resources companies. The tool has a 100 percent pass rate for all regulator audits.

Podium brings noise control expertise into the room to guide the process while combining corporate values and relevant stakeholders (safety, maintenance, operators), allowing them to have input to ensure the controls are effective and practical.

In 2014, SVT is bringing Podium to market through the internet in a format that can be used by clients in remote locations as well as in the meeting room.

By using Podium, your compliance issues around noise emissions will become simpler to deal with and you can focus on solving other issues.

Try our ALARP demonstrator to see how you come to an ALARP decision based on real world inputs.