Flexshield designed, manufactured and installed an efficient noise control solution at a metal fabrication workshop to reduce the health hazards of excessive noise exposure.
Metal fabrication workshops are noisy environments with noise levels normally ranging between 80 and 125dB(A) from common noise sources such as angle grinders, metal presses, cutting saws and hammering and bashing on metal objects. Hearing loss in this industry is a very real and common health risk.
The grinding bay was located in a corner of the facility, cordoned off from the rest of the work area. With the grinding operation extending to several hours a day, the noise created an extreme health hazard to the operators as well as workers in the vicinity. The noise was also transmitted to the office causing a major nuisance.
Flexshield went to the site and recorded an official noise level of 97dBA. Following the initial site consultation, Flexshield installed clear flexible noise control screens in an ‘L’ configuration separating the grinding bay from the rest of the workshop.
Manufactured to allow complete access for pedestrians, forklifts and product, Flexshield’s flexible noise control screens are 100% clear to let in natural lighting and ensure full visibility for safety.
Flexshield recorded the official after-treatment noise level at 78dBA.
Flexshield manufactures a complete range of noise control solutions.