As the code of practice for noise and vibration control on construction and open sites, BS 5228 refers to the need for the protection against noise and vibration of persons living and working in the vicinity of and those working on construction and open sites.


This British Standard endorses methods for noise and vibration control during construction operations, including procedures that aim to assist acoustic engineers, architects, contractors, site operatives, developers and planners.

The following principal changes have been applied to the British Standards:

  • Restructured into two parts –noise and vibration
  • Updated information relating to legislative requirements
  • Updated information relating to methods and equipment

Scope of BS 5228

  • Recommended methods for controlling noise and vibration related to construction and open site operations, which produce significant noise levels
  • A legislative background of noise and vibration control
  • Recommendations for actions that should be taken to assure an effective establishment of liaison among the developers, site operators and local authorities
  • A guide regarding the methods for predicting and measuring noise and vibration
  • Evaluating the possible effects of noise and vibration to those who are exposed to it



This is divided into two parts:

  • BS 5228-1:2009+A1:2014 – mainly focuses on noise
  • BS 5228-2:2009+A1:2014 – concentrates on vibration

Sound Planning specialises in acoustic consultancies regarding construction noise, in accordance with BS 5228. Call us on 01252 711972 with your enquiries.

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