Proper lighting is important for reasons that go beyond simply providing employees and clients with the ability to see their way around. In fact, good lighting is one of the most important attributes of a productive workplace. As proof of this, The International Labor Organization (ILO), states that inadequate workplace lighting can even be detrimental to worker health. Apart from the necessity factor, proper lighting also brings these other advantages to your workplace.
Improves work quality – Errors cost time and money for businesses. Proper lighting improves work quality and helps reduce mistakes in the workplace.
Improves productivity – According to the ILO, improved lighting can result in a 10% increase in productivity and a 30% reduction in workplace errors.
Improves creativity – The Journal of Environmental Psychology has found that dim light (but not too dim), can actually have a positive effective on creative and analytical thinking in employees.
Improves workplace safety: A well-lit workplace is generally a safe workplace. Moreover, properly maintained lighting fixtures reduce the risks of fires, outages, etc. We handle interior lighting maintenance which keeps your employees and customers safer.
Decreases employer liability: Employers are responsible for providing their employees with a safe place to work. Improved lighting helps employees avoid injury lawsuits that can result in higher insurance premiums, regulatory fines and sanctions, etc.
Types of Light
As we said in the beginning of this post, good workplace goes supplying workers and clients with sufficient light to see things. Good workplace lighting also means that there be a combination of natural and artificial light as there is in most of life’s situations. Natural light means light that is coming from the outside from windows. Natural light has been shown to leave workers happier and less prone to absenteeism and stress. That is one reason why it is important to have your windows cleaned regularly. The light provided by artificial light can have different affects on workers depending on color, intensity, etc. These light sources are more easily controlled by
Finally, while it is important to have good workplace lighting, it is also important to follow simple rules for lighting such as: avoid glare, have lighting fixtures checked regularly, etc. We can take the toil away from this for you and we can also make your workplace cleaner and safer in other ways as well. For example, we have HEPA vacuum cleaning services in Riverside. Our commercial steam extraction in Riverside is thorough and professional and will give clients and visitors a good impression of your business.