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BS5228 (Noise Control on Construction and Open Sites)

This standard provides guidance to enable compliance with Section 60. Part 1 of this guide considers basic information and procedures for noise and vibration control, as approved under Section 71 of COPA.

Section 61 allows the person intending to carry out construction works to apply for consent to operate prior to any activity commencing at a site. The consent must detail the methods by which all noisy activities are to be carried out.

Under Section 72 a contractor must use “Best Practicable Means” to control noise on the site.

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