Noise Management Early mornings

Prescheduling considerations

  • Are there likely noise emissions that would (at point of receival) that would exceed statutory limits.
  • Can the work effectively be completed during regular hours, acceptable reasons to schedule work outside of regular hours include – impacts on traffic or pedestrians, access, safety concerns and customer requirements.
  • Include details of known noises sensitive sites relevant to the works and, if possible, mitigation measures that may be used in that area.  

B&B Street Sweepings operators use the following methodology to complete the works with the best noise outcomes practicable.

Operator’s methodology

  • Upon arrival determine location of potential noise sensitive sites
  • The operator will determine the most efficient way to complete the works. (note efficient works usually equals overall shorter duration of noise)
  • Starting as far from those noise sensitive sites as is practicable
  • If sweeping, the operator will now use hand methods (shovel, broom and blower) to remove debris from corners inaccessible to the sweeper then employ the most efficient route as described above to complete the works.
  • Drain cleaning – works consider directionality of noise emission and if possible set up in a way that directs noise away from not towards noise sensitive sites.
  • Potential mitigation measures around known noise sensitive sites would include consideration for recommending rescheduling that location later in the route if possible, decreasing output momentarily particularly as the sweeper moves way from that site (noise from full size sweepers is directional rearward)

At all times use the lowest power setting that will efficiently complete the job.