Safe, responsible and efficient

Keeping noise on the down-low

Our surface mineral workings are designed to incorporate a range of measures to minimise noise emissions.  Before a site is designed the background sound levels are assessed at several locations around the development area and this information is used in the environmental assessment to set targets for noise control at sensitive locations such as houses, schools and hospitals.  Noise control measures include fitting additional acoustic insulation to plant used on site, screening operational areas with landscaped bunds as well as restrictions on hours of operation.  We have replaced reversing bleepers with broadband reversing alarms which provide effective warning to personnel on site without causing disturbance to local residents.


In recent years measures to reduce noise have included sound deadening blankets (like huge duvets - pictured above) being fitted to all dump trucks.

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