Construction sites can be dangerous places. To prevent visual fatigue and injuries in electrical and construction worksites, you need to provide ample lighting. Working in the dark can make construction employees tired as their eyes have to work harder to see. It is your responsibility to provide adequate lighting so that people can work safely and effectively on-site, under the Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974. 


Your construction site should be armed with emergency lighting, general work area lighting and different coloured lights for hazardous features. Here are few things to bear in mind when lighting your construction site. 


Choose lighting according to the type of work you do


Large-scale work and precision work require two different types of lighting. For example, an auxiliary and precise light will work better for interior jobs, like coating. You could opt for a handheld light to illuminate smaller spaces that are hard to see. However, it's not always practical to be holding a light – so invest in one with a magnet or hook that you can hang overhead.


Self-standing lights are better for large constriction projects over a more extensive area. In wide-open spaces, you need powerful work lights that can brighten a big space. Make sure to invest in lights that are waterproof and durable for outdoor renovation projects. You might be surprised at how easily the elements can destroy your tools. 


Anticipate the type of power supply


If you are working on a site with no electricity, you will need battery-operated lighting. For example, new construction projects may not have electricity wired in yet. Come prepared with a battery-powered device so that your team can work safely even in the roughest of construction sites.


You should buy a light that runs on the same system as your other tools. This way, you only need to carry one charger on the job – simple!


Opt for a LED bulb


Clients are becoming increasingly eco-conscious, and your business should try to incorporate the environment where you can. Invest in industrial LED lighting to save energy and money in the long run. LED bulbs consume far less energy than traditional light bulbs and have a longer life span. LED lights do not overheat, reducing the risk of burns and injuries. 


Evaluate the right power according to the surface of the building site


You need to consider the surface of your worksite and the area's size that needs to be lit. Before buying a work light, evaluate the power in Watts you need according to your work site. 


Construction tools can be expensive, especially when you factor in all the maintenance and repair costs. It's best to invest in good-quality tools from the beginning and to look after them every day.