Managing the health effects of rail noise

The construction and operation of railway systems generates noise which can have an adverse effect on human health. These effects range from annoyance and sleep disturbance to chronic illnesses such as hypertension and heart disease which have been associated with long term noise exposure. Effective noise management requires the integration of a number of disciplines and functions over an extended period and this presents substantial constraints to the Project Delivery Team (PDT). Although challenging, these are areas where the PDT can apply appropriate project management techniques to control the outcome. The area where the PDT can only influence is the expectations and reactions of external stakeholders including regulatory authorities, vulnerable people and the media. It is critical to take a strategic approach to managing stakeholders so the health effects of noise are minimised and mutually beneficial outcomes are achieved.

Media Info

  • Pagination: 9p. ; PDF
  • Monograph Title: AusRAIL PLUS 2015, doing it smarter. People, power, performance, 24-26 November 2015, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Accession Number: 01601944
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: Jun 17 2016 9:45AM