Many worksite injuries can be prevented with proper lighting; create a plan now to ensure your safety!
Many of the dangers of construction sites lie in what is unseen; debris, gaps and falls, hazardous hanging objects, and exposed materials like wires, all can be avoided with caution.
However, no matter how meticulous you are, you cannot defend yourself from what you cannot see.
For your construction project this may be a problem if work runs around the clock – you do not want to jeopardize the safety of yourself or others, nor do you want to lose precious hours of worktime.
Can you have it both ways? Yes!
With a plan to light up your worksite, and the right site lighting for the job, you can have the best security and the best productivity on your construction worksite. Here are the three steps you should consider, fostering safety and efficiency:
1: Determine your power source
Before there can be light, there must be power.
Where will you get the power to keep your construction site running throughout the night?
Will your lighting solution support your energy source? Different worksites have different needs.
Be sure to pick a site light with enough versatility to accept power from AC and DC generators.
2: Position your lights without creating additional dangers
The type of lighting solution you choose will have a big impact on positioning, inconvenience, and overall hazard.
Less adaptable lights cause cables to snake all over the workplace creating risk of tangles, tripping, and electrical exposure.
If you opt for battery powered lights, going wireless entirely, ensure your battery powered light does not compromise on the flexibility of a wire powered alternative, and that its battery life doesn’t die out in the middle of a job.
Make sure your light is tough enough to endure the elements its exposed to as well; lights that are not adequately IP rated may fail from exposure to dust or water.
3. Ensure proper lighting exposure.
Is your light strong enough to work safely?
In a high-risk environment, you deserve better than a dimly lit space.
Ensure that the lighting solution you have selected has the luminosity and the throw distance necessary to completely cover your work area.
LED based work lights deliver quality results, spending less energy while offering greater luminosity than incandescent counterparts.
Moreover, pick a light that offers a variety of LED solutions such as spotlights for concentrated targets, flood lights for widespread exposure, or hybrid for a mix of both.
If you want to minimize the hassle to creating a safe workspace while ensuring you and your crew remain protected throughout all hours of the night, SiteLites is the partner you need on your next construction job.
Crafted from cast aluminum construction and IP66+ rated for the toughest outdoor conditions, SiteLites is an LED work lighting solution that provides superior luminosity and adjustability.
Flexible to your needs, our various SiteLites options offer a variety of features to tackle your jobsite including tripod adjustability, 360-degree lighting coverage, AC and DC power capabilities, magnetic bases, long lifetimes, lightweight designs and more.
With SiteLites, we can help you get the job done!
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