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Monday, July 24, 2006

Aaaagh! The Pipes! The Pipes!


Pipers are curbed by safety code
By Kate Devlin
(Filed: 24/07/2006)
Soldiers learning to play the bagpipes have been told to limit their practice sessions to only 24 minutes a day, or 15 minutes when indoors.
Pipers will also have to wear ear plugs under the new guidelines brought in by health and safety officials.
The advice, aimed at preventing soldiers from suffering hearing problems, was issued after a study by the Army Medical Directorate environmental health team.
Tests showed that outdoors the sound of bagpipes could reach 111 decibels, slightly louder than a pneumatic drill. Indoors, the instrument could reach 116 decibels, or as loud as a chainsaw.
Daily Telegraph

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