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    Lighting

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Every workplace needs to have suitable and sufficient lighting so that employees can do their jobs effectively. Natural lighting should be provided where possible and windows should be designed so that they can be cleaned safely.

Lighting regulations require the following:

  • Local lighting provided at individual workstations
  • Stairways should be well lit and outdoor traffic routes used by pedestrians should be adequately lit after dark
  • Lights should not be obscured
  • Lights should be replaced, repaired, or cleaned to ensure an adequate level of lighting
  • Windows and skylights should be cleaned regularly
  • Emergency lighting should be powered by a source independent of that used for normal lighting

It is vital your workplace follows the guidelines on lighting – it has been proven that lighting effects a worker’s efficiency and productivity and dim lighting can cause detrimental eye complications, headaches and drowsiness. Similarly, highly intense artificial lights can cause migraines and eye injuries.

How we can help

Our experts can help you to find the perfect balance to make sure the health of your workplace is lit in the correct way. Generally, the best type of lighting is natural lighting, which can boost mood and increase satisfaction at work. However, we understand that having natural lighting in your office or other working environments may not always be possible, especially in the darker months. Our occupational hygiene consultants can observe your workplace and conduct a survey to:

  • Identify whether the artificial lighting levels are adequate during night-time hours
  • Identify the lighting levels during daytime hours and how much natural light there is
  • Identify any areas of the workplace where lighting levels are below the recommended minimum measured illuminance and to consider the guidance given in HSE document HSG38

Get your lighting right with EEUK – contact us today to find out more.

Testimonials

Newbridge Energy

EEUK have been consummate professionals from the outset. They are always keen to help and quick to offer advice on all queries. We have used EEUK for LEV servicing, Fire Risk assessments and DSEAR risk assessments. Their support team are very helpful, and this is reflected in their onsite services. I can whole heartedly recommend their services to anyone looking for a reliable, professional and friendly company.

Graduate Health and Safety Engineer

Howard Butler Ltd

Howard Butler Ltd have, for a number of years, been a very satisfied customer of EEUK. There has been ongoing excellent support over this time and the staff have always been supportive and knowledgeable. In addition to this (always cheerful) support, the test reports are professional and easy to navigate. We would have no hesitation in recommending them to any of our customers.

Quality Manager

Arville

We have been using EEUK since 2017; they have provided us with not only a monitoring service but guidance on what we are required to do as a company. The sales team were really friendly and very efficient with arranging (sometimes at short notice) dates in which to provide their services.

Group Head of Health & Safety

Quality Assured

Directory of Occupational Hygiene Services

We are members of the BOHS Directory of Occupational Hygiene Services which is the guide for anyone seeking specialist occupational hygiene services.

Being part of the directory means we are a competent business which delivers a quality service.

Accredited within the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS)

EEUK is CHAS accredited. This means we ensure compliance across the different areas of risk management and mitigate risks across the supply chain.

As members of CHAS, we offer best practice solutions for our customers and meet excellent standards.

Cyber Essentials

Being Cyber Essentials accredited helps us to guard against the most common cyber threats and demonstrates our commitment to cyber security.

We are Cyber Essentials certified to reassure our customers we are dedicated to protecting our systems from a cyber attack.

ISO9001 Quality Management

We are ISO 9001 certified which means we are recognised as a company with a strong customer focus, a motivated top management team and processes in place with the aim to continually improve.

ISO 9001 helps to ensure customers receive consistent, good-quality services.

ISO14001 – Environmental Management

The ISO 14001 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and provides guidance on how our business impacts the environment.

Our certification means we provide value for the environment and operate sustainably.

Legionella Control Association (LCA)

EEUK is a member of the Legionella Control Association and abide by its Code of Conduct. Membership comprises of providers of services and products concerned with the control of Legionella bacteria in water systems.

As a member of the Association we have to demonstrate our commitment to high standards and dedication to providing a quality service to our customers.

SafeContractor

We are SafeContractor approved, which means we comply with health and safety legislation – it is recognised as the leading health and safety accreditation by 33,000 contractors in the country.

As the founding members of SSiP, SafeContractor have 20 years’ experience in accrediting contractors.

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