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Rental of 5 x dBadge Noise Dosimeters

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The dBadge mounts on the worker's shoulder, monitoring noise exposure throughout the working day.


  • Monitor noise exposure in the workplace
  • Ideal for workers who move around a lot
  • Suitable for confined spaces

Main Features

  • Small, lightweight and strong
  • Monitor five workers at the same time
  • Check status with Airwave smartphone app

Rental Kit Includes

  • 5 x dBadge2 Noise Dosimeters
  • Calibrator
  • dBadge Battery Charger
  • Software and download cable
  • Calibration Certificates for dBadges and Calibrator
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Occupational Noise Assessment

Noise exposure in the workplace can be assessed using either a hand-held sound level meter or using a noise dosimeter mounted on the worker's shoulder.

With a hand-held sound level meter you measure the sound level at each location and use this with the length of time the workers spends there to calculate the exposure. With a noise dosimeter you measure for the full working shift and it provides you with the overall exposure or % Dose value.

dbadge noise dosimeter

dBadge Noise Dosimeter

The dBadge mounts on the worker's clothing using the clips provided.

Measuring close to the ear ensures that the noise levels measured truly show the worker's exposure levels, usually expressed as TWA or %Dose.

Occupational Noise - Factory Noise Surveys

The dBadge noise dosimeter is intended for measuring sound levels in a relatively noisy factory environment.

  • Measuring a worker's Noise Exposure %Dose or TWA
  • Monitoring roving workers
  • Confined spaces
  • Inside machinery cabs
  • Monitoring multiple workers at the same time


The dBadge2 has settings making it suitable for OSHA, MSHA, ACGIH, NIOSH and most other occupational noise measurement.

Low Noise Environments

For sound level measurement in lower noise environments you should use a hand-held sound level meter. For longer term measurements these hand-held meters can be mounted on a tripod.

Suitable meters would be the Type 2 Integrating Sound Level Meter or the Type 1 Environmental Sound Level Meter.

1. Charge
Ensure dBadges are charged.

2. Calibrate
Use the Calibrator that is included and check the dosimeter function. This is a requirement of the regulations.

3. Start the Measurement
After mounting the dBadge on the worker's clothing the measurement can be started. This avoids creating false noise while fixing it to the clothing.

4. Stop the Measurement
At the end of the working day the measurement can be stopped. It is better to measure for the full shift so that the dBadge can calculate the %Dose or Time Weighted Average.

5. View the Results
The results of the measurement can be viewed immediately on the display. If you don't want to use the software you can note the results down manually.

6. Downloading and Reporting
The software is included with the kit. Once installed, you connect to each dBadge using the docking station, transfer the measurements to the computer and generate reports.

StandardsANSI S1.25 Personal Noise Dosimeters
 IEC 61252 Personal Sound Exposure Meters
Range55 to 140.3 dB(A) RMS
 90 to 143.3 dB Peak
Freq. WeightingA, C and Z
MeasurementsLavg, TWA, LAeq, LEP,d, LEX,8hr
Time History1 second: LAeq, LCeq, LCpk, Motion
For other regulations the dBadge has programmable settings.
Memory24 hours
Calibration InfoDates, times and levels
SecurityKeys can be locked
Battery Life35 hours
OutputsUSB, Bluetooth
Dimensions85 x 54 x 55 mm