Light Level Assessment

What is it and why is it required?

Poor lighting conditions or glare can cause eye strain and headaches and also increase the risk of persons sustaining injury from colliding with objects or from slips, trips or falls. It is therefore a requirement of the Workplace (Health Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Regulation 8) that every workplace shall be provided with suitable and sufficient lighting. Particular consideration needs to be given to the provision of lighting which enables people to work, use facilities and manoeuvre around the workplace without risk to their personal safety or wellbeing, particularly after dark. Available natural light should be utilised where possible, or artificial light where this is not reasonably practicable.

What are the benefits?

Undertaking light level assessments ensures legal compliance, good working conditions and reduces negative health impacts, such as eye strain and headaches, in turn reducing employee absence.

How can the S2 Partnership help?

A light level assessment undertaken by a highly-qualified and experienced consultant using specialist monitoring equipment will:

  • identify lighting (lux) levels throughout the workplace;
  • identify any areas where lighting levels or glare are perceived to be a problem; and
  • determine what action needs to be taken to either eliminate the risks posed from poor, inadequate or inappropriate lighting or glare, or to reduce such risks to an acceptable level.

Please contact us for more information.