Autumn has well and truly set in and the lighting in your workplace is soon to become even more crucial to safety, productivity and of course, your expenditure. With the clocks going back, our mornings and evenings are set to be a lot darker over the coming months, with some evenings between December and January set to get dark from 3:30pm! So, why is lighting so important in the workplace?
Interior Workplace Lighting:
Getting the lighting right on the inside of your building is extremely important. Whether it’s for industrial work or commercial and office based, lighting can have a great impact on productivity and health. Some employees may struggle with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or the ‘Winter Blues’. Sufferers tend to experience lack of motivation and an increase of depression as the amount of natural light in our day shortens. Although you can’t create natural light, you can certainly supplement it with LED Lighting to create a brighter and more productive atmosphere.
It is important that your workplace lighting:
- -Allows employees to notice risks and hazards easily
- -Helps to reduce the effects of people who suffer from SAD
- -Is suitable for the type of work being done
- -Provides enough light for all in the workplace so eyes aren’t strained
- -Doesn’t cause glare or flicker
- -Doesn’t cause excessive light difference between areas
- -Is maintained in good working condition at all times
- -Has an Emergency Lighting system in place in case of any emergencies.
External Workplace Lighting:
Having well maintained, efficient external lighting is just as important as having it inside your workplace. Car parks, loading bays and surrounding areas of your building need to be well lit for the safety of your workforce, whether it’s to prevent something as innocent as a slip or perhaps something worse!
If you’re concerned your workplace lighting isn’t up to scratch, whether it’s internal or external, you can call us to book a free, no obligation survey and quotation. Our team is experienced in assessing and working in both commercial and industrial buildings, as well as having a particular expertise in completing electrical installations in listed buildings. To book, call us on 0800 849 8586 or email [email protected]