09 Oct What goes into effective safety lighting?
Right now, around the world, thousands of employees across thousands of companies are working late, or moving cargo around warehouses – these employees all have one thing in common, they are relying on safety-lighting.
Safety-lighting and effective lighting are more than just legal boxes to be checked, different lighting equipment can be task-specific, and they also save lives by illuminating potential workplace hazards.
With electricity bills on the rise around the world, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia leading the Middle East region in sustainability initiatives through it’s Saudi Vision 2030 initiative, businesses in the Middle East are facing decisions about their lighting and how they will keep interiors illuminated, whilst meeting these sustainability goals.
Alongside the previously mentioned legal ramifications of having improper lighting and the potential dangers to an individual’s health, lighting is especially important in evacuation scenarios, such as in a fire event.
Lighting along the floor will signal people which way they are supposed to go to head to appropriate evacuation points, signalling across both auditory impairments and language barriers – a cheap way of saving hundreds of lives.
A secondary effect of proper workplace lighting is on health. Effective lighting has been proven to lift moods, with dull lighting damaging eyesight over time and leading to mental depreciation.
Some task-specific lighting includes flood lights, and strip lights that guide workers from one place to another to enable supply chains to continue operating efficiently.
Find out more about effective lighting through online legal guidelines.