Emergency services and defence 

ISVR Consulting has a long history of providing advice, consultancy and solutions to the noise and vibration problems faced by the emergency services and in the defence industries.  

  

Services for the Emergency Services

We provide a comprehensive range of specialist services for the measurement, assessment and control of noise and vibration for the Police, Fire and Rescue, Ambulance and Coastguard services covering:

NPAS Helicopter

A National Police Air Service EC135 helicopter

  • firearms training and hearing protection on indoor and outdoor ranges, pyrotechnics and explosive method of entry
  • wired and wireless earpieces and headsets used with Airwave (Tetra) hand-portable and mobile radio terminals
  • call handlers and dispatchers with headsets in police, fire, ambulance and coastguard control rooms,
  • road vehicles at speed and with sirens
  • motorcyclists under helmets, including communications systems, and off-road vehicles
  • rigid inflatable boats (RIBs) and launches
  • helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, under crew flying helmets
  • dog handlers
  • firefighters using vehicles, pumps, breathing apparatus, and other equipment
  • vehicle workshops, print rooms, plant, compressor and computer server rooms similar to civilian equivalents

Services for the defence industries

Within the ISVR we have a unique range of capabilities for the measurement and investigation of noise and vibration for the military and defence industries:

Some examples of our projects include

A military outdoor firing range

On the firing range

  • reduction of engine noise and silencer design for large military vehicles
  • investigation of vibration problems in the propulsion system of a naval vessel
  • calculation of hearing protection zones for dismounted infantry around a cannon on a military vehicle
  • laboratory measurements of the transmission loss of ship bulkheads
  • high-intensity fatigue testing of aircraft components
  • assessment of noise and hearing protection for firearms training and general use
  • evaluation of sound-restoration hearing protection and headsets with talk-through or hear-through systems in impulsive and continuous noise
  • studies of audio situational awareness and sound source localization
  • measurements of the insertion loss of hearing protection and flying helmets (ANSI/ASA S12.42-2010)
  • Measurement of impulsive noise to DefStan 00-027

See also: Factors affecting sound exposure from firing an SA80 high-velocity rifle