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Building site lightOn construction sites there is often no artificial lighting or the lighting that has been put in place is poor and ineffective.

Construction site managers have a duty under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 to ensure that every place of work and traffic route has suitable and effective lighting, so far as is reasonably practicable.

In addition any artificial lighting put in place must not affect a workers ability to properly see any sign or signal which is in place for health and safety purposes.

Whether the lighting is internal, to aid movement around the construction site, or external, in order to illuminate exits, entrances and storage areas, there are many options available to construction site managers, from tungsten filament lamps to tungsten halogen and discharge lamps.

Depending on the site, the lighting may be run off mains or from generators, while voltages may vary from 230 V to 110 V.

Lumens lighting plans

Some construction sites may have an illumination target. This is often measured in lumens (lx).

Examples of minimum lumen targets include:

  • Circulation (external): 10 lx
  • Materials handling (external): 10 lx
  • Circulation (internal): 5 lx
  • Working areas (internal): 15 lx
  • Concreting (internal): 50 lx
  • Carpentry and joinery (internal): 100 lx
  • Bricklaying and plastering (internal): 100 lx

Compensation for an accident on a construction site

If you have had an accident on a construction site, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891331 and we can investigate matters for you and advise you on your first step towards receiving compensation and one of our advisors will contact you.

 We are recognised as the one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland and can help you achieve your full legal rights without any financial outlay on your part until the point at which your case is won.


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