Noise in Entertainment Premises

The Environmental Health Service want to make employers in pubs and clubs aware of responsibilities under the Noise Regulations. People who work or perform in pubs or clubs where amplified music is played are likely to experience high levels of noise which can lead to short-term and permanent damage to hearing.

The main requirements of The Control of Noise at Work Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 are:

  • To assess noise exposure to employees if noise levels exceed the first action level of 80dB(A) and to keep an adequate record of that assessment.
  • To reduce the risk of damage to hearing to your employees from exposure to noise to the lowest level reasonably practicable.
  • Implement the noise control measures identified as necessary by the noise assessment.

Click here for guidance for employers on noise at work 

A list of noise consultants is below. This does not constitute a recommendation from Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council.

Noise Consultants

Members of the Institute of Acoustics

ANV Technology
Clonroad, Ennis, Co. Clare, Ireland
Tel. 353 65 684 1147

AWN Consulting Ltd
The Tecpro Building, Clonshaugh Industrial Estate
Dublin 17, Ireland
Tel. 353 1 847 4220 
Biospheric Engineering Ltd
Truskey East, Bearna, Galway, Ireland
Tel. 353 91 591336 
Dixon Brosnan Environmental Consultants
Email or

Dalton Acoustics Ltd
Unit A3, JFK Trading Centre, JKF Road, JFK Industrial Estate, Dublin 12, Ireland
Tel 353 1 424 2405


EDPAC International
Carrigaline Industrial Park, Carrigaline, Co Cork, Ireland
Tel 353 21 4372850 

Egro Consulting Ltd
Kilkerrin Business Park, Tuam Road, Galway, Ireland
Tel 353 91 770030
F R Mark & Associates
155 Bloomfield Avenue, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Tel 028 9045 7210 
Grainger Communication
Unit 5A, Omagh Enterprise Complex, Great Northern Road, Omagh, Co Tyrone, Northern Ireland BT78 5LU
Tel 028 8224 4800 
Integrated Acoustic Solutions
Unit D9 South City Business Centre, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24 
Tel 00 353 1 452 1133
Lester Acoustics
31 Holborn Hall, Lisburn Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT27 5AU
Tel 028 92 640116 


Malone O’Regan Environmental Services Ltd
2B Richview Office Park, Clonskeagh, Dublin 14, Ireland
Tel 00 353 1 260 2655 
Moloney & Associates
Greenhills House, Kilmoney, Carrigaline, Co Cork, Ireland
Tel 00 353 21 437 4333 
QED Engineering Ltd
11 Market Street, Monaghan, Co Monaghan, Ireland
Tel 00 353 47 72060 Fax 00 353 47 72061
Sound Acoustic Management
3 Donegall Park, Whitehead, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland BT38 9ND
Tel 028 93 372547 
Sound Engineering by Design
147 Parnell Street, Dublin 1, Ireland
Tel 00 353 1 2842070


Further information


Reducing Noise at Work – Guidance on the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 L108 (Health and Safety Executive Publications, also available from The Stationery Office)


Sound advice, control of noise at work in music and entertainment (HSG260)


Sound Solutions: Techniques to Reduce noise at Work, HSG 138 (HSE Publications)


Introducing the Noise at Work Regulations: a Brief Guide to Controlling Noise at Work, INDG 75 (HSE Publications)


Noise at Work, noise assessment, information and Control, Noise Guides 3-8, HSG 56 (HSE Publications)