COURSE Following high industry demand, Casella’s popular noise monitoring course returns on 6th February at its headquarters in Bedford.

Attending the one-day course enables individuals to gain key knowledge of the Noise at Work Regulations, measure noise exposure sources and gain the skills needed to start monitoring noise in their workplace.

The course saves business time and money, as attendees learn useful information on occupational noise monitoring in the workplace.

During the course, guidance is given on using sound level meters and personal dosimeters for noise exposure assessment. Participants will understand how to turn noise readings into meaningful values that will help determine the most appropriate form of action such as noise control or hearing protection. Previous attendees of the course said it was, ‘interesting and enjoyable’, as well as being ‘extremely helpful, covering more than expected’. After successful completion of a test at the end of the day, individuals are awarded


BUSINESS Following the acquisition and highly successful integration of fleet management technology business Verilocation in June last year, the Isotrak Group has acquired AlcolockGB Ltd, UK supplier of breathalyser immobilisation systems to the bus, coach and wider commercial vehicle sector. Key customers include National Express and Lafarge.

Established in 2006, Alcolock developed the breathalyser

with a certificate, showing they have been trained to monitor noise in the workplace.

The event is run by Casella’s leading noise expert, Shaun Knott, a regular speaker and panel contributor at leading health and safety events, with twenty-five years’ experience of encouraging best practice in monitoring systems and training individuals. The course demonstrates Casella’s commitment to reducing occupational health risks through innovative monitoring solutions.

To book your place on the noise monitoring course, please contact

immobilisation system. The breathalyser technology is integrated with a GPS unit enabling customers to retrieve data and analysis of its driver community via a web portal. If the alcohol content of a driver is measured above the legal or other lower preset limit, the vehicle is immobilised and an alert also sent immediately, allowing organisations greater control over (and compliance with) driver safety standards.

Jim Sumner, Chairman of Isotrak Group commented: “We are delighted with what is our second acquisition in seven months. Also given DVLA statistics showing that alcohol-related bans in the sector have increased by 59% in the past

three years, the emphasis on safety and compliance in the commercial vehicle sector is higher than ever.”

David Whittock, Managing Director of Alcolock GB Ltd said: “We are delighted to be joining forces with Isotrak Group. This presents a great opportunity to take our business to the next level as part of one of the leading telematics and fleet services businesses in the Industry. We have been very impressed with the successful integration of Verilocation, the growth and strong market reputation of the business and very confident that we will add enormous value to the Group and its customers”. 9

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