Noise Exposure Reduced

Noise exposure reduced 

mobile fleet drivers exposed to less noise.


Client: Coal miner.

Tough Problem: A mine operator sought to reduce noise exposure of their haul truck workforce, in line with their corporate goals.

Practical Solution: Noise monitoring identified the noise sources operators were exposed to during a typical shift.

We were able to identify the impact of different truck operating conditions, ancillary equipment usage and operator behaviour. Modelling of these exposures enabled us to predict the daily exposure, validate dosimetry data and estimate the potential reductions of each noise control option.

We conducted an ALARP (As Low As Reasonably Practicable) workshop to rank the options and develop a management plan.

The bottom line: A structured noise management plan with practicable solutions such as glazing upgrades, active noise control and vibration damping was developed.