Search Legislation

The Noise Emission in the Environment by Equipment for use Outdoors Regulations 2001

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

Regulation 8

SCHEDULE 3(Extract from Article 12)

Type of equipment

Net installed power P (in kW)

Electric power Pel(1) in kW

Mass of appliance m in kg

Cutting width L in cm

Permissible sound power level in dB/1 pW
Stage I as from 3 January 2002Stage II as from 3 January 2006
(1)

Pel for welding generators: conventional welding current multiplied by the conventional load voltage for the lowest value of the duty factor given by the manufacturer

Pel for power generators: prime power according to ISO 8528–1:1993, point 13.3.2

(2)

Indicative figures only. Definitive figures will depend on amendment of the Directive following the report required in Article 20(3). In the absence of any such amendment, the figures for stage I will continue to appy for stage II.

The permissible sound power level shall be rounded to the nearest whole number (less than 0.5 use lower number; greater than or equal to 0.5 use higher number).
Compaction machines (vibrating rollers, vibratory plates, vibratory rammers)
  • P≤8

  • 8<P≤70

  • P>70

  • 108

  • 109

  • 89 + 11 lg P

  • 105

  • 106

  • 86 + 11 lg P

Tracked dozers, tracked loaders, tracked excavator-loaders
  • P≤ 55

  • P> 55

  • 106

  • 87 + 11 lgP

  • 103

  • 84 + 11 lgP

Wheeled dozers, wheeled loaders, wheeled excavator-loaders, dumpers, graders, loader-type landfill compactors, combustion-engine driven counter balanced lift trucks, mobile cranes, compaction machines (non-vibrating rollers), paver-finishers, hydraulic power packs
  • P≤55

  • P>55

  • 104

  • 85 + 11 lgP

  • 101

  • 82 + 11 lgP

Excavators, builders' hoists for the transport of goods, constrction winches, motor hoes
  • P≤15

  • P>15

  • 96

  • 83 + 11 lgP

  • 93

  • 80 + 11 lgP

Hand-held concrete-breakers and picks
  • m≤15

  • 15 < m < 30

  • m≥ 30

  • 107

  • 94 + 11 lgm

  • 96 + 11 lgm

  • 105

  • 92 + 11 lgm

  • 94 + 11 lgm

Tower cranes98 + lgP96 + lgP
Welding and power generators
  • Pel ≤ 2

  • 2 <Pel ≤ 10

  • Pel > 10

  • 97 + lg Pel

  • 98 + lgPel

  • 97 + lgPel

  • 95 + lg Pel

  • 96 + lgPel

  • 95 + lgPel

Compressors
  • P ≤ 15

  • P > 15

  • 99

  • 97 + 2 lgP

  • 97

  • 95 + 2 lgP

Lawnmowers lawn trimmers/lawn edge trimmers
  • L≤ 50

  • 50 < L ≤ 70

  • 70 < L ≤ 120

  • L > 120

  • 96

  • 100

  • 100

  • 105

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

You have chosen to open The Whole Instrument

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open The Whole Instrument as a PDF

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download.

Would you like to continue?

You have chosen to open the Whole Instrument

The Whole Instrument you have selected contains over 200 provisions and might take some time to download. You may also experience some issues with your browser, such as an alert box that a script is taking a long time to run.

Would you like to continue?

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enactedversion that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources