The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations requires employers to have arrangements to cover health and safety, this includes lighting which needs to be suitable and adequate to meet the requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations.
Effective lighting will help maintain good standards of health and safety. If hazards can be easily seen it is more likely that they will be spotted and avoided. The types of hazards present will determine the specific requirements for lighting.
Inadequate lighting may indirectly affect the health of workers. For example, symptoms such as eye strain, migraine and headaches can be experienced. In some instances, feelings of lethargy, irritability and poor concentration can be linked to poor lighting.
As an employer, you need to assess and manage the health and safety risks associated with workplace lighting levels.
We can conduct lighting surveys and provide recommendations for task and general lighting which will minimize the risks to employees and others in your workplace.