Edinburgh Trams,

Environmental Noise and Vibration monitoring

Client: Edinburgh Trams

Project team: Richard Mackenzie, Scott Tunnah

RMP have been involved with the Edinburgh Tram Project since the planning stage, providing noise and vibration impact assessments for a number of clients. Richard Mackenzie also gave expert advice on noise and vibration impact to the Scottish Government Parliamentary Inquiry.

Since 2018, RMP are commissioned to undertake the annual noise monitoring of the Edinburgh Tram network. The Edinburgh Tram Line Noise and Vibration Policy requires annual noise monitoring to be undertaken at agreed monitoring locations to confirm that the track and tram wheel condition is not giving rise to abnormal noise levels.

Noise measurements are made in accordance with BS 7445:1991 ‘Description and measurement of environmental noise’.

Edinburgh Trams also commissioned RMP to monitor occupational noise and vibration exposure levels for drivers on the Edinburgh Tram system against the statutory requirements of ‘The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005’ and whole-body vibration regulations of the ‘The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005’.


Images courtesy of Edinburgh Trams.

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