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Lighting/Illumination Survey

Lighting/Illumination Surveys (daytime and artificial) are conducted to evaluate the quantity and quality of lighting at your workplace against statutory requirements, and to recommend corrective actions where necessary.

Good lighting in workplaces is required by legislation primarily to ensure safety and to ensure visual comfort. Poor lighting can lead to accidents and injury, affect the quality of work, especially in situations where precision is required. It can also pose a health hazard - too much or too little light strains the eyes and may cause eye discomfort and headaches.

Every employer should have a Lighting/Illumination Survey conducted at their premises as required in terms of Section 3 of the Environmental Regulations for Workplaces, Occupational Health and Safety Act and Sections 5, 9 and 12 of the Mine Health and Safety Act.