BS 5228 refers to the need for the protection against noise and vibration for anyone living near or working on a building site.
Noise and vibration can cause disturbance to processes and activities in neighbouring buildings. In extreme circumstances, vibration can cause or contribute to building damage.
BS 5228-2 gives recommendations for basic methods of vibration control relating to construction and open sites where work activities/operations generate significant vibration levels. This also includes industry-specific guidance.
The legislative background to vibration control is described and recommendations are given regarding procedures for effective working between developers, site operators and local authorities.
Guidance is also provided concerning methods of measuring vibration and assessing its effects on the environment.
Who should use BS 5228-2?
- Contractors and site operatives
- Local authority environmental health officers
BS 5228-1:2009 Code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites. Noise