O’Donovan reduces noise levels by 20% with skip chain covers

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O’Donovan Waste Disposal, a London-based construction and demolition waste management company, has introduced skip chain covers to its fleet of skip lorries, resulting in a 20% decibel reduction in noise levels.

According to MD Jacqueline O'Donovan, the company has addressed a common challenge for hauliers to keep journeys quieter across the capital.

"A regular skip lorry creates, on average, noise levels reaching 85db, while the same vehicle with chain covers – made from woven canvas – has been recorded at just 65db, from 2m away," said O'Donovan.

Introduced by the MD at TfL’s Retiming Deliveries Work Group, the company is rolling out the solution across all its skip lorries.

O’Donovan added: "Respecting the local community remains a priority for us. We are conscious that noise levels can disrupt local communities and we believe this is a great solution for all parties."

Gloria Elliott, CEO, Noise Abatement Society, said: "Skip removal can have one of the noisiest environmental impacts on the community - so it is really heartening to see O'Donovan's waste company introducing a measure to reduce the loud and intrusive noise of clanging metal skip chains.".

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