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Hire of doseBadge and Sound Level Meter Combination Kit

noise dosimeter and sound level meter kit

This hire kit includes five doseBadge Noise Dosimeters along with a hand-held sound level meter.


  • Noise at Work Assessment
  • Monitor exposure of roving workers (doseBadges)
  • Detailed manual checks (hand-held meter)

Main Features

  • Small, lightweight and strong doseBadge noise dosimeters
  • Advanced meter for detailed hearing protector checks

Hire Kit Includes

  • 5 x doseBadge Industrial Noise Dosimeters
  • Noise at Work Sound Level Meter (CR162C Optimus Red)
  • Calibrator and Calibration Certificates
  • User Manuals and Carrying Case
  • NoiseTools Software and Download Cable
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Dosimeter or Sound Level Meter

There are two ways to assess noise exposure in the workplace:

Hand Held Sound Level Meter

Making manual measurements is often considered the most reliable method as you can be sure that the noise levels being measured are representative of a normal working day. A hand-held meter is usually the best way of checking the suitability of hearing protectors at each working point.

Noise Dosimeters

When a worker moves between different machinery or locations it can be difficult to make manual measurements. In some environments it would be difficult to follow the worker round making measurements. In these cases a noise dosimeter such as the doseBadge is a better choice.

Combination Kit

Our combination kits offer the best of both worlds as they include five dosimeters along with a hand-held sound level meter. The dosimeters and sound level meter are of the correct grade and calibrated for noise at work measurements in line with the regulations.

Typical Measurements

The doseBadge dosimeters would be mounted on workers and left to monitor for the full working shift. In this case five workers can be checked simultaneously. The sound level meter can then be used for spot checks, particularly where sound levels are expected to be high. In extreme cases the measurements from the meter can be used to check the suitability of the hearing protection that is available.

Noise in the Workplace

The Combination Kit is intended primarily for carrying out occupational noise assessments in line with the noise regulations and the hearing protection guidelines.

The combination of hand-held meter and dosimeters make it ideal for mixed environments of very high and relatively low noise exposure, especially where workers move between different locations or machinery.

The hand-held meter can also be used to check noise levels in quieter environments, such as offices.

Typical Applications

  • General noise at work survey
  • Assessing noise exposure of roving workers
  • Monitoring in confined spaces
  • Checking hearing protection suitability
  • Checking office noise levels (sound level meter)
using the dosebadge

Using the doseBadge

Each doseBadge is mounted on a worker's shoulder and left to monitor noise exposure throughout the working day.

Although shorter measurements can be made, this leaves you with the job of calculating the overall exposure. It is better to measure for the full shift.

A Reader is used to view the results and you can download to the software that is included to produce noise reports.

measuring occupational noise

Using the Sound Level Meter

The hand-held meter is used to make manual measurements at points of interest, particularly where noise levels are very high or where the dosimeters have indicated unexpected results, suggesting tampering or unusually noisy activity.

You can read the results straight from the meter's display. You can also download the detailed results to a computer using the software that is included in the kit.

doseBadge Noise Dosimeter

StandardsIEC 61252 Personal Sound Exposure Meters
ANSI S1.25 Personal Noise Dosimeters
Range70 to 130 dB RMS (140 dB Peak)
Freq. Wtg.RMS: A, Peak: C
Main ParametersLAeq, Lavg, LPeak, LEP,d, TWA, Time History
Battery24 hours (recharge between shifts)

The Sound Level Meter and the doseBadge Noise Dosimeters are of the correct specification for a noise at work survey in line with the EU regulations - Physical Agents (Noise) Directive 2003/10/EC - and the UK HSE guidelines.

CR162C Optimus Red Sound Level Meter

StandardsIEC 61672 Class 2, IEC 60651 & IEC 60804 Type 2
ANSI S1.4 and ANSI S1.42 Type 2
Range20 to 140 dB (143 dB Peak)
Freq. Wtg.A, C & Z (simultaneous)
Main ParametersLAeq, LCPeak, LAFmax, many more!
Battery4 x AA for > 12 hours