Good lighting in workplaces is required by legislation to ensure both safety and visual comfort. Poor lighting may lead to accidents and injury. It may also affect quality of work, specifically in situations where precision is required. It may also be a health hazard – too much or too little light strains the eyes and may cause eye discomfort and headaches.
The lighting requirements of the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, OHSAct (85 of 1993) are comprehensive, and include the following:
- Workplaces should have a sufficient amount of light, suitable for the task.
- Lighting in a workplace must be uniformly distributed.
- Workplaces must be free from glare that may impair vision.
- Lamps must be free from flickering that may cause dangerous stroboscopic effects on rotating machinery.
- Emergency sources of lighting must be provided where people work at night.
OCSA conducts lighting surveys to ensure that your business complies with statutory requirements and that the available light is used economically and to its best advantage. We do not only measure the amount of light, but offer a holistic approach, which includes a full evaluation of the distribution of light, glare, flickering, stroboscopic effects, as well as the maintenance of lamps.
OCSA can provide you with the following lighting surveys:
- Artificial (night-time) lighting surveys.
- Day time lighting surveys.
- Emergency lighting surveys.