Next Tuesday 28 June signals the start of RHE’s first annual Noise Conference and here is a quick snapshot of what each speaker will be discussing.
Tuesday 28 June
Tim Everett, Trainer and Researcher in environmental health law, former president of CIEH
Tim is an active researcher in the field of nuisance, and will provide delegates with an update on the very latest case law that is pertinent to the investigation and management of noise nuisance.
Alex Griffen, Data Scientist at RHE Global
RHE’s noise app is over seven years old, and over that time, it has literally generated tens of thousands of data sets. What do those datasets tell us about life in the UK today, and, more importantly, what do they tell us about noise nuisance in the UK today? Alex’s presentation will try to answer these and other questions.
Dani Fiumicelli, Technical Director at Vanguardia
Dani will brief the conference on the ProPG and AVOG and then go on to discuss the new Approved Document O of the Building Regs which comes into force this month. This approved document covers the overheating mitigation requirements and it includes technical guidance when alternatives to opening windows to manage overheating are required as a result of specified noise thresholds being exceeded.
Henry Dawson, Senior Lecturer at Cardiff Metropolitan University,
Henry is a member of the team charged by the government with reviewing the Housing Health and Safety Rating Scheme, and he will brief the conference on the extent to which the review has explored noise insulation standards within rental properties.
Wednesday 29 June
Jim Nixon, Operational Lead ASB, Communities, Housing and Customer Services at City of Stoke-on-Trent
In this session, Jim will brief delegates on the extent to which social conditions affect neighbour noise and how time taken to address many of those conditions can reap rewards in terms of reducing overall levels of neighbour noise and broader anti-social behaviour.
Jennifer Clayton, Environmental Protection Service Manager at Blackpool Council
This session will explore Blackpool City Council’s approaches to the utilisation of anti-social behaviour legislation, taking a look at ways in which these can deliver outcomes to neighbour noise investigation and management that are more satisfactory than statutory nuisance provisions.
Rochelle Largan, ASB Services Manager at Westminster City Council
Rochelle will discuss how noise and its associated challenges were managed at Westminster before the introduction of The Noise App, and the subsequent benefits that the app has given to their service, team and customers.
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