Johannesburg, Gauteng, 22 March 2018, Servest are in the process of testing new battery operated landscaping equipment. These include leaf blowers, brush cutters, hedgers, trimmers and pruners, which are all battery operated.
“Servest Landscaping and Turf are on par with international best practices in improving productivity, sustainability, and the assurance of aligning business practices to that of international standards”, says, Andre Ferreira, Sales and Marketing Director at Servest.
The client, where Servest are currently testing this equipment, is amazed with the low noise levels of the blowers. This was tested outside the boardroom where a meeting was in progress without the participants even knowing that garden machinery was in use.
According to an article in BizCommunity, ‘noise is a natural consequence of whatever we do. It forms part of our everyday lives and, we often just tolerate it. Nevertheless, noise has the capacity to cause conflict between those who are generating it and those who are victims of it. However, noise nuisance is a totally different animal and includes operating machinery, or power tools that cause a noise nuisance, among other things’.
According to the case of Laskey and Another v Showzone CC and Others (5988/06)  ZAWCHC 50;  4 All SA 1162 (C) (30 October 2006) there are two different kinds of noise, namely, disturbing noise and noise nuisance. A disturbing noise is objective and is defined as a scientifically measurable noise level, and generally compared to the existing ambient noise level. A noise nuisance is a subjective measure, and is defined as any noise that disturbs or impairs, or may disturb or impair the convenience or peace of any person’. [parts of excerpts extracted from https://goo.gl/YbtHVB],
Ferreira adds that “the benefits of the battery operated machines include low noise levels, no fuel costs, maintenance costs and long term cost savings. We believe these factors are a value-added benefit for clients within the hospitality and residential estates’ sectors. Due to the low noise levels and efficiencies of these units, our clients can enjoy a peaceful environment”.
“The roots of great innovation are never just in the technology itself. They are always in the wider historical context. They require new ways of seeing” [David Brooks, New York Times Columnist]. Servest believes that technology is an opportunity for the advancement of it’s colleagues and innovation provides you with a bird’s eye view of problems and solutions, in advancing society.
More Info on Power To The People – Servest Provides For a Peaceful Environment here: http://www.servest.co.za