Electrical Lighting Audit
Ask Yourself, Do I Have Lighting Concerns in My Office or Workplace?
Inadequate illumination – this may be caused by an insufficient number of light fittings, deterioration of lumen output or failed luminaires.
Excessive illumination – in opposition to the above which results in excessive glare and reflection within the workspace.
Lack of uniformity – this results in dull or dark spots throughout the work area.
Incorrect luminaire selection – this is a common problem as in many cases the fitting is chosen for aesthetics and not functionality/purpose.
Incorrect CCT – this is known as “Correlated Colour Temperature” and is the colour of the light output. These colours are commonly known as Warm White, Day/Neutral White and Cool White, and if installed without thought and consideration can have adverse effects on the illumination of a given area.
Lights being left on – this is a concern in large open spaces where a single switch (or group of switches) controls banks of lights and they are not physically switched off. This results in energy wastage and excess power consumption resulting in costly electricity bills. More importantly, this has a negative environmental impact with increased carbon emissions. This is easily rectified through the use of lighting control systems.
Flicker – this is problematic because it quickly causes eye strain and induces headaches. Flicker is especially dangerous around moving machinery. Flickering light may make the machine appear to be moving slower than it actually is, or may make it appear to have stopped when it hasn’t.
A very important consideration to the above is Occupational Health and Safety. This cannot be ignored under current OHS laws and legislation and the effects of inadequate lighting may cause:
Trip / slip hazards
Difficulty in reading paperwork
Poorly lit ingress / egress to work areas
Health impact – headache, eye irritation, tiredness
Unsafe evacuation in the event of emergency
Incorrect operation of machinery
Illumination Systems Australia can carry out lux level assessments which includes measurement of current lighting levels and comparing them to the recommended levels as set out in Australian Standard AS / NZS 1680.1:2006. Upon completion of the site audit, a fully detailed report on the condition of your workplace lighting will be submitted along with recommendations on how to rectify any issues that may be found.
In the event that rectifications are required to be carried out, Illumination Systems Australia can provide solutions and pricing based on what needs to be done and effectively can be your one point of call. Alternatively, if you would like to seek pricing from another company or engage your usual service / contracting company then we would be more than happy to assist to ensure the desired result is carried out effectively.
Electrical Test and Tag Services for Melbourne
If you rely on portable light sources in your workplace, then you may also require our services in electrical tagging. Melbourne business managers can count on the Illumination Systems Australia team to include this service in any lighting audit, and to recommend when a lighting audit may result in the need for test and tag services.
Melbourne managers may choose to appoint someone responsible within the workplace to carry out future testing and tagging once they have completed their AS / NZS 3760 compliant training course.
Instances where the need for a lighting audit and proper testing and tagging may overlap include situations where the light source is also a portable electrical appliance – for example, lamps and floodlights.
Electrical Tagging Melbourne
Often the purpose of a lighting audit is to ensure workplace safety, and so it makes sense to consider any testing and tagging requirements that are relevant to your workplace and industry.
Industries such as construction, demolition and mining require testing and tagging services to be carried out every three months. And while other industries may not have these requirements, electrical safety can fall under an employer’s duty of care obligations.
Contact Us Today to Discuss Your Lighting Audit/Tagging
With over forty years of combined industry experience, the team at Illumination Systems Australia are ready to help with Lighting audit/tagging.
Melbourne business owners, managers, and landlords with commercial premises can call on our team for a cost-effective solution.
Our specialisation in LED systems has led us to perform complex installation and repair work on projects large and small. This dedication to providing support for businesses to achieve their aims with the right choices in LED lighting has given us a unique place within the industry. If you want to continue receiving the best from your investment in LED lighting, then give our team a call today.