To satisfy many occupational noise measurement regulations, you need at least a Type 2 Integrating Sound Level Meter like the Assessor, along with a Sound Level Calibrator.
This should be all you need to do to make noise measurements at each working position, but may not be the end of the assessment and protection process. Noise assessments should be made by an adequately trained competent person.
These notes describe the process to make a single measurement using the Assesor Integrating Sound Level Meter. Please refer to the national regulations and guidelines for information on calculating the worker's daily noise exposure from these measurements.
The order codes P82A-C, P82A-K, P82CA-C and P82CA-K include a Sound Level Calibrator, which is needed to satisfy the requirements of most regulations.
Before starting a new set of measurements you should check the calibration and operation of the meter using a Calibrator.
The rest is automatic and the meter shows the results of the calibration.
1. Position the microphone
2. Select a suitable measurement range
3. Press the Start key on the meter
4. Wait for the Leq to settle or measure until a representative sample of the noise has been obtained
5. Press the Stop key
You should now note the Leq and Peak readings for your Noise at Work records and reports.