Workplace Lighting Surveys

Aluminum Warehouse

Workplace Lighting Surveys

Effective lighting at work is extremely important to the health and safety of everyone using the workplace. The quicker and easier it is to see a hazard, the more easily it is avoided. The types of hazard present at work therefore determine the lighting requirements for safe operation.


Poor lighting can not only affect the health of people at work causing symptoms like eyestrain, migraine and headaches, but it is also linked to Sick Building Syndrome in new and refurbished buildings. Symptoms of this include headaches, lethargy, irritability and poor concentration.

Poor lighting at work can represent a significant cost to business in the form of time off work as a result of accidents and injuries, increased absenteeism and reduced staff efficiency and productivity.


Employers, the self-employed and people in control of non-domestic premises have a duty to ensure that lighting is safe and does not pose a risk to employees and others who may use their premises.


The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, require employees to have arrangements in place to cover health and safety. This includes lighting which needs to be suitable and adequate to meet the requirements of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

MEC's workplace lighting assessments will inform you where actions should be taken to remove, reduce or control risks to health and safety caused by poor lighting.

MEC carry out workplace lighting surveys which is the measurement and assessment of lighting in the workplace using light meters and the use of British Standards and the Chartered Institute of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) lighting guides.

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