Our Combination Kits include a hand-held sound level meter and shoulder mounted noise dosemeters for occupational and environmental monitoring. For convenience these kits are supplied in a single case, offering easier storage and relocation.
The case used for these kits is the popular Peli case, which offers excellent protection against damage.
Includes a low cost, calibrated sound level meter for quick checks
With an integrating noise at work meter for a full survey
For detailed noise survey and hearing protector assessment
All these kits include everything you need to satisfy the noise at work regulations. The doseBadge Pro noise dosemeter makes all the measurements needed and the software produces the reports. Your decision will be based around how you intend to use the sound level meter. The Economy kit includes a meter that is good for quick checks, before using the dosemeters for a full assessment.
If you also want to use the hand-held meter for a detailed noise survey then the Integrating kit would be a better choice as it has a data logging sound level meter that can measure the LAeq and Lavg as required by most regulations.
Most regulations do not insist on measurements made by octave band filters. However, when noise levels are very high, we recommend using octave band filters when selecting the most suitable hearing protection.
Note: The doseBadge Pro dosemeters included in all these kits include octave band filters too. You only need the Octave combination kit if you also want real-time octaves in the sound level meter.
Use a dosemeter when the worker is moving around continuously, or between many different locations. A dosemeter is also a better option when the worker is in a location that makes the use of a hand-held meter difficult, such as confined spaces or in the cab of moving machinery. Finally, a dosemeter can take much less time to use as you do not have to follow the worker around while making measurements. This is particularly important when monitoring the noise exposure of large numbers of workers.
Use a sound level meter to make quick and accurate spot-checks of the noise levels. A hand-held meter is ideal when people are only working at a few fixed locations - you measure at each and calculate the exposure as a Time Weighted Average. When the noise levels are particularly high a more advanced meter should be used to assess the level at the ear when wearing hearing protectors. The greatest benefit when using a sound level meter rather than a dosemeter is that you are present when the noise occurs, so you can assess if the sound levels are representative of normal operations.