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Document ID (ISN)30424
CIS number 78-1896
ISBN(s) 0-11-512151-X
Year 1978
Convention or series no.
Author(s)
Department of Trade, London.
Title Code of pratice for noise levels in ships.
Bibliographic information H.M. Stationery Office, London SE1 9NH, United Kingdom, 1978. 64p. Illus. Price: ú2.00.
Abstract This code of practice takes the form of recommendations for those concerned with designing, building and owning or managing ships, to protect seafarers from the harmful effects of noise and to establish acceptable conditions in respect of noise on board ship at sea and in port. Sections are devoted to: scope, purpose and application of the code, measuring equipment (sound level meter, choice of equipment, impulse noise measurement, calibrating); method of measurement; survey (operating conditions at sea and in port); limits (acceptable maximum noise levels at different parts of the ship); exposure of personnel to potentially harmful noise; methods of controlling noise exposure; ear protection (warning symbol for mandatory use of earmuffs); training of personnel; responsibility; definitions. Appendices: format for presentation of ship noise survey results; methods of calculating equivalent continuous sound level; types of ear protectors; methods of converting octave band sound pressure levels to A-weighted sound level; extract from pertinent regulations.
Descriptors (primary) United Kingdom; ships; shipbuilding industry; sea transport; noise control
Descriptors (secondary) hearing protection; equivalent continuous noise; limitation of exposure; permissible levels; responsibilities; sound isolation; sound shielding; noise level measurement; directive; silencers
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Noise, hearing and vibration
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Noise
Water transportation
Shipbuliding and ship repair