Work on Sunday: is it legal to do so?

Sunday morning and the noise of work wakes us updoit’s legal? The answer to this question depends on the municipal ordinance of each municipal council. In the case of Palma, it is not for work that involves noise; yes it is allowed to paint. In addition, from the Consistory of Palma, they have clarified that timetables are established for noisy works to ensure that citizens can enjoy their well-deserved rest.

Thus, “the execution of works that exceed the established limits (explained later), in the municipality of Palmwill not be allowed Working days between 9:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. In the period between May 1 and October 30, both inclusive, in the areas declared Great tourist influxthe work schedule
that exceed the established limits, will be from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The provisions of this paragraph may also apply to other sectors of the municipality, upon resolution of the competent municipal body.

However, there is exceptionsas is the case of work motivated by the repair of
Breakdowns in existing pipes that need to be repaired for safety and/or health reasons. In addition, in public works and construction, the least noisy machines and equipment must be used to generate the least possible noise pollution.

What are the general conditions applicable to works, works on public roads and buildings in Palma?

Those responsible for works, constructions and works on public roads, in order to minimize discomfort, they must adopt the appropriate measures to reduce the sound level, their vibrations and those of the auxiliary machinery they use. To this end, among other things, they can install acoustic silencers or anti-vibration supports, or close the sound source or locate it inside the structure under construction when the state of the work allows it.

Equipment and machinery capable of producing noise and vibration employees of works, buildings and works on public roads, must comply with the provisions of the applicable sectoral regulations, and in particular for machinery intended for outdoor use, with the prescriptions of Royal Decree 212/2002, of February 22, which regulates noise emissions in the environment due to certain machinery intended for outdoor use, or the standard which replaces it. In all cases, the additional systems or equipment used must be the most suitable for reducing the sound pollution.

For assess the noise produced by works, constructions or works on the public highway, the criteria for compliance with the acoustic quality objectives of the noise applicable to the acoustic zones provided for in art. 14 of the aforementioned order.

Automatic job stop

Works that do not comply with the noise and vibration immission values ​​established in said
the order must be paralyze. To restart them, the owner must present a study
acoustics with the characteristics described in article 28.2, and a technical certificate justifying that the authorized immission values ​​will be respected.

It should be clarified that “the Town Hall, in compliance with the principles of legality and proportionality and affecting individual rights as little as possible, must grant authorization for activities in which it is not possible to guarantee the noise levels established in Chapter III of the Ordinance, for technical reasons and duly accredited by those interested, in which the limitation of the time during which the activity can be carried out must be expressly indicated. acoustic areas, the authorization conditions must be set according to the acoustic sensitivity of the area in which the activity takes place, in accordance with the criteria of article 5 of Royal Decree 1367/2007”.

The Work timetable It must be included in the diurnal period fixed by the aforementioned municipal text. Exceptionally, and for justified reasons, work may be authorized, both on public roads and in buildings, without respecting this schedule. In all cases, the necessary measures and precautions must be taken to minimize noise levels that disturb the public peace. The authorization granted with these exceptional reasons cannot approve activities which together can produce noise and vibrations greater than 60% of those authorized during the day.

In emergency works recognized and in tasks that are performed for reasons of safety or danger, the postponement of which may lead to the danger of collapse, flooding, sliding, explosion or risks of the same nature, the use of machines and the execution of work may be authorized even if they involve noise emission higher than that permitted in the area, ensuring that working hours with a higher volume of noise cause the least possible inconvenience and that workers have the necessary protection established by the mandatory safety standards. In this case, Cort must expressly authorize the works or tasks and must determine the emission limit values ​​that must be observed depending on the circumstances that arise.


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