Quickly assess if your facility is noise compliant!
The Screening Noise Impact Assessment (NIA) is a free, easy-to-use online tool from Patching Associates Acoustical Engineering that assesses whether a facility with noise-generating equipment is compliant with noise regulations.
The tool is based on best-practice noise standards of 40 dBA (nighttime) and 50 dBA (daytime) to the most impacted residence. The Screening NIA tool is free to use and tells you instantly if the facility will pass or fail.
Before you start, gather together the following information as you will need it to complete your assessment:
STEP 1: Create your Screening NIA account
STEP 2: Enter the information on your facility, equipment, and surrounding area as prompted
STEP 3: Click submit
STEP 4: You will automatically be notified if your facility meets the standards and qualifies for a Simplified Noise Impact Assessment
If your facility meets the standards based on the information entered into the tool, you can immediately request and pay for a Simplified NIA that can be provided to regulators to demonstrate compliance.
This simplified report summarizes the information entered into the Screening NIA, is analyzed by experienced acousticians and stamped by an Acoustical Engineer to validate authenticity. This report will be provided within 24 hours of request and payment received through the Screening NIA tool.
If your facility does not comply with the standards in the Screening NIA, a more detailed assessment may be required that could include onsite measurements and modelling.
Alternatively, if your noise regulations differ from those in the tool, your facility may still meet less stringent regulations. Patching Associates can help you navigate through all these options.