Silent Piling

27 April 2015

One of our customers recently hired a Still Worker and, in order to speed up the job, had it working day and night.  Even though it was working in the middle of a busy town, because it presses piles into the ground, it had no affect on the surrounding inhabitants.

The Still Worker itself makes virtually no noise at all and produces minimal vibrations and the power pack emits a quiet hum at 62 dB – the equivalent of a normal conversation!

In fact the conclusion of a noise and vibration survey we commissioned in the early 90’s, still stands today: “…an efficient, environmentally friendly system.  Where noise and vibration are an issue, it would be difficult to dispute that, for sheet piling operations, it displays  ‘best practicable means’, as defined in section 72 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.”