Work Place Safety- Do You Have Sufficient Lighting?

Whatever the job you do, the employer is bound to make it a safe work environment be it a government firm, semi-government place or a private company. Especially when the work is related to heavy duty sort, it is mandatory that all rules and regulations in safety and accident control are taken by the contractors.

Lighting solutions to protect workers

Light is an important aspect of this; if you can’t see what you are doing it is dangerous to continue doing it, no matter even you are just typing something. Our eyes adjust to the ambient lighting and if it is not sufficient internally, our organs will make a way to somehow “see” what we are looking at. In a way of cutting costs, many factories now use natural lighting and aeration. This is a very good step taken especially in the facet of sustainability; however, that doesn’t mean you keep the premises in dark thereby making the area unsuitable for workers to operate. Factory accidents are not simple scratches or cuts. Hence it is imperative that certified industrial electrical contractors are hired to properly light the workfloor of any factory.

A productive work environment by natural lighting

Usage of natural light is more and more frequent now, not just because it is environmental friendly and reduces the cost of production, but also it has been found out that natural light can increase productivity and motivate workers. It rings true as a medical study done has been able to find that most criminals are the ones who have not been in touch with nature as much as they are supposed to. Not onlythe sun has the vitamins we want, but it is a strong booster for our psychological wellbeing also. Not only the factories and big companies, even small time shops and realtors are using this as it increases sales and boosts employee morale. Using natural light and designing a building or a shop to receive it must be done correctly and according to building principles not to mention city administrative rules and regulations.

Disadvantages of artificial light

Usually artificial lights used inside factories are quite harsh. It is easy to get eye issues due to them. It has also been found out that artificial light, mainly during evening and late nights, can make for poor mood and be a reason for depression. Office employees, sales people in retail stores and workers in factories who depend exclusively on artificial lighting are reported to possess lesser amounts of happiness in the workplaceand clearly mark absence of career satisfaction. Therefore if you use artificial light make sure industrial electrical maintenance is done properly and everything is kept up to the standards as required by safety regulations.