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How improved lighting helps promote a happy and healthy workplace

With an increased focus on mental and physical wellbeing in today’s workplace, the correct lighting can dramatically impact your employee’s motivation and positivity, feeding directly into staff morale and overall job performance.

Therefore, it’s crucial that you understand the role of modern office lighting and how different lighting can affect the health of your employees.

Benefits of good lighting

Good lighting in the workplace is especially important for the health and wellbeing of your employees. Studies have shown that good lighting not only makes completing tasks considerably easier but also has a positive impact on health and can be used to encourage alertness and productivity.

If lighting levels are too low or even too high, the ability for a worker to complete certain tasks safely can be put at risk.

Effects of bad lighting

Poor lighting can lead to fatigue and eye strain, often developing into headaches and even impaired judgement. This is especially so in environments where more manual type work is required.

Proven research into the effects of lighting quality on workers has concluded that insufficient or inappropriate lighting adversely affects productivity and work efficiency. Additionally, workers were found to be more susceptible to occupational illnesses.

Some of the more common side effects on health connected with inadequate lighting in the workplace are:

  • Headaches

  • Lethargy

  • Eyestrain

  • Poor concentration/lack of mental alertness

  • Neck, back, and shoulder pain

  • Tripping, slipping or falling

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

With so many factors involved in effective lighting Protest ES Ltd are here to help you.

Get in touch with our expert lighting team to freely discuss how we can help you.

If you are a commercial business that requires electrical testing and inspection, to ensure electrical compliance, please don't hesitate to get in touch with a member of our team, you can contact us here: 01604 696113 |


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