25 Sep

CIEH Noise Control Conference

Early bird - save £55 (ends 6 September)  

CIEH member: £140
Affiliate member: £240
Non-member: £240

Standard Rate

CIEH member: £195
Affiliate member: £295
Non-member: £295

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ

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This timely conference blends together essential updates on latest legislative advancements with best practice case study examples of noise management within Local Authorities.

The conference will not only discuss the details of the new Defra Noise plans released this summer but will also review the newly updated WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the European Region (Oct 2018), looking at some of the changes outlined and the implications for the UK in the event of Brexit. Sessions also include a review of the Code of Practice and Guidance on Noise Control for Concerts 1995 and the Good Practice Guide for noise management at outdoor concerts and similar events.

Why attend:

  • Hear details of the new Defra Noise Plans released this summer
  • Discuss the WHO Environmental Noise Guidelines for the EU 2018 and the implications for the UK after Brexit
  • Understand how the National Planning Policy Framework 2018 seeks to protect entertainment venues via the Agent of Change (AoC) principle and the approaches available to EHPs in ensuring that the AoC is properly considered in relevant planning decisions
  • Review of the Code of Practice and Guidance on Noise Control for Concerts 1995
  • Discussion on the Good Practice Guide for noise management at outdoor concerts and similar events

Who should attend:

  • Environmental Protection Officers
  • Heads of Environmental Protection and Noise
  • Senior and Principal EHPs
  • Planners
  • Noise reducing technology providers
  • Those with a professional interest in statutory nuisance management


CPD: 5 hours

Key Sponsors

Key Sponsors

ANV Measurement Systems

With close to 90 years’ experience within the industry, ANV/Rion are a leading supplier and manufacturer of sound and vibration measurement instrumentation at the forefront of developing solutions for the environmental sector offering a unique combination of sales, hire and calibration (UKAS 0653) all operating from our UK based hub in Milton Keynes.
ANV’s multi-parameter LivEnviro system provides real-time web-based monitoring of Noise, Vibration, Dust and Weather on a single user-friendly web platform using certified and site proven sensors, offering strategic and practical control using your computer, phone or tablet.
With over 800+ systems deployed nationally its success speaks for itself.


The most straight forward and easy-to-use noise nuisance recording systems avaialb.e

• Full Colour touchscreen display
• Simple App style setup
• Listen to recordings directly from the Norsonic 150
• Optional 1/3 octaves & accessories for Environmental monitoring
• Environmental monitoring to BS4142 and much more

Lead distributor for Norsonic, Cadna, Aeroqual, Sonitus and AVA in the UK offering a wide range of products & services for noise, vibration & dust measurement. 


Direct Acoustics

Direct Acoustics specialise in controlling amplified music for entertainment venues in noise sensitive locations. We achieve this by using intelligent speaker systems, specifically engineered process-limiting software and acoustically accredited linings.

Using these techniques, Direct Acoustics minimise and control the problematic bass frequencies that conventional speakers systems and traditional soundproofing cannot.

Direct Acoustics manufacture, install and manage equipment to obtain appropriate volume levels whilst abiding by specific Institute of Acoustics guidelines and Environmental Health Law.

On the stand, we will have further information on the Zone Array, our highly directional speaker system, and samples of our MAL range, the latest acoustic linings for marquee applications.



The Industrial Noise and Vibration Centre a multi-award winning engineering consultancy with a reputation for developing unique, innovative ways to solve, rather than just measure, noise problems. These are widely recognised as defining current best practice as they reduce typical project costs by 50% - 80% compared with conventional techniques. Consequently, we are often retained by public bodies and by industry to provide definitive rulings on what constitutes Best Practical Means (BPM) or Best Available Technology (BAT) - particularly where fan noise is an issue.


RHE Global is a specialist company pioneering new digital technologies to transform public protection. The Noise App released in 2015 is now used by over 200 public bodies with more joining every month and it has changed the experience for noise sufferers and noise nuisance investigators for the better. Everyone benefits from the streamlined process which builds trust, based on reliable, validated data.

Evidence collected through The Noise App has been successfully used in court on a number of cases. Recent academic research has recognised significant social benefits with large cost savings. With half a million noise reports already processed, using The Noise App as a triage tool releases the investigator from old and time-consuming methods and equipment when these are not necessary. Officers are fully supported with a cloud management platform, reducing the burden of complaint handling and the platform can be used for securely sharing cases with other agencies (police, housing associations etc). 


Svantek UK Ltd is the UK subsidiary of Svantek in Poland, a world leading manufacturer of noise and vibration instrumentation for occupational health and environmental monitoring. Svantek boast one of the best qualified and most innovative teams of design engineers in the market. Their range of noise and vibration monitors is second to none with both quality and technical excellence being at the core of the company's philosophy. We pride ourselves in our worldwide reputation for product innovation. We understand the needs of our customers and strive to ensure that our products meet both current and future market needs.

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Andy Lucas is a Chartered Member of the CIEH qualifying in 1989 with years of experience investigating statutory nuisance. He has a Diploma in Acoustics and Noise Control and was the Course Leader for the BSc (HONS) Environmental Health University of Worcester, teaching Statutory Nuisance Law to under graduates.  Andy left this post in October 2017 and is currently Head of Safety Services at University of Worcester.


Dani Fiumicelli was an EHO in local Government for 16 years before becoming an acoustic consultant in 2002. Since then Dani's clients in the private sector have included developers of noise generating and noise sensitive schemes; and in the public sector many Local Authorities, the Westminster and Scottish Governments, The Greater London Authority, Transport for London and Transport Northern Ireland.

Dani is experienced in projects involving the modelling, prediction and assessment of noise and vibration, including industrial and commercial schemes, nationally significant airport, railway, highway infrastructure projects, and for leisure and residential schemes. In his capacity as a noise & vibration expert he has often been called upon to generate environmental statements (ESs) and noise impact assessments for development proposals or provide reviews of such documents on behalf of planning authorities. Dani has also acted as an expert witness at DCO hearings, public and parliamentary inquiries and in legal proceedings.

Jim Griffiths is the co-founder and director of Vanguardia Consulting, one of the largest independent acoustic consultancies in the UK. Jim has 40 years’ experience in all technical aspects related to sound, acoustics, noise and vibration and has specialised in environmental noise assessment, architectural acoustics and sound management and control for entertainment venues. He was on the original Noise Council Working Party that published the Pop Code and has also advised more recent working groups to update the guidance. He has also led three UK Government contracts for DEFRA and HSE.

Sean McCullough

Sean McCullough is currently an Environmental Health Officer at Tunbridge Wells Borough Council. He has a MSc in Environmental Health, and obtained a distinction in his dissertation on A review of the Noise Council’s Code of Practice on Environmental Noise Control at Concerts 1995 (Pop Code). The object was to establish whether it is still fit for purpose and provides the best method for protecting local residents. He has two years experience in monitoring concerts.

Peter Wilson

Peter Wilson MSc, BSc, MIOA has an engineering background plus 30 years of experience in the fields of noise analysis and control. Both he and the INVC have acquired a considerable reputation (and awards) for developing innovative assessment and noise control techniques across a wide range of applications and industries. He developed the current fan noise and Best Practicable Means training noise workshops for both the Environment Agencies and Local Authorities and is in demand internationally as a highly entertaining (and sometimes controversial) speaker.

Sally Fabbricatore has been a qualified EHO for the past 12 years, starting off at Bromley Council as a noise officer and then moving to Westminster City Council 11 years ago to work in the Environmental Health Consultation Team. The team deal with various types of applications regarding Licensing and Planning, as well dealing with events in the borough. They assess a wide remit of environmental health issues such as public safety, food hygiene, health and safety as well public nuisance and carry out monitoring of noise levels from licensed events. Sally has personally been involved in the monitoring of noise level at the Hyde Park concerts, Trafalgar Square, Notting Hill Carnival and other major impact events. 

Stephen Turner, President-Elect, Institute of Acoustics has been working in the field of acoustics and noise control for over 40 years. His career has spanned both the public and private sector.

Stephen was a technical adviser to noise policy officials at the UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affair (Defra) for over 15 years, including 4 years as a civil servant.

In that time, he assisted with the implementation of the Environmental Noise Directive in England, and was one of the UK’s representatives on the European Commission’s Noise Regulatory Committee. In January 2015, Stephen formed Stephen Turner Acoustics Limited and is now working as an independent acoustics consultant. In 2018 he became the President-Elect at the Institute of Acoustics.


Toby Lewis, Associate Director, WSP.  After 23 years working in environmental health, Toby joined WSP in 2015 where he is now a Technical Director in the 60-strong acoustics team. As the lead expert witness in the team, he describes his niche as ‘where the scientific and the technical meet the policy and the law’.  He has had a long interest in entertainment noise assessment and has been a ‘guru’ for the Music Venue Trust since 2015. He recently co-authored a paper critiquing the current policy on the Agent of Change principle and its application with regards to music venues. He is a Chartered EHP and a Fellow of the IoA.


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