The Benefits of Planned Lighting Maintenance

 

 

Commercial lighting maintenance is as easy as changing a lightbulb, right? Wrong! Effective, cost-efficient and compliant industrial lighting, office lighting or retail lighting needs more than a quick bulb replacement when things go dark.

Site Managers will be well aware of the health and safety benefits of regular maintenance on many parts of your building and the legal problems that could arise from ignoring such aspects of your premises. Lighting maintenance is no different. As well as the security aspect of ensuring that your property is adequately lit, the correct commercial lighting can also help encourage better performance and productivity from your staff, and play a large part in projecting a positive corporate image. How many times have you seen business signage partially lit or gaps in office lighting that portray a poor public perception of a brand?

And lighting maintenance doesn’t just involve light bulbs. Sophisticated lighting systems comprise many components, such as energy-saving lighting controls, extensive wiring, PIR sensors and commercial LED lighting, all in hard-to-reach places. Throw in the necessary compliance with electrical and emergency lighting regulations, and you’ll realise that lighting maintenance is quite a skill, and can be very time consuming.

Why does my business need lighting maintenance?

Like other parts of your business which may seem simple to an unqualified onlooker, industrial lighting maintenance and emergency lighting maintenance have many hidden aspects which are often best left to the lighting maintenance experts, like phs Compliance. Planned lighting maintenance will not only mean that you can be confident that your commercial lighting meets all lighting regulations, but also that you and your staff will be able to devote time previously taken up with lighting maintenance to other jobs.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) estimates that up to 75% of lighting installations are likely to be out of date, causing potential danger and/or excessive costs. Regular, scheduled visits from an accredited lighting maintenance service provider will ensure that retail lighting and office lighting systems use current components, operating at optimum levels for performance and cost efficiency. Lighting outages will be minimised and any issues can be addressed before they become more expensive, for example by avoiding commercial lighting failure resulting in business downtime or accident, causing damage or injury.

Using a lighting maintenance contractor with attention paid to wattages, lighting effects and illuminance levels, will result in consistent lighting levels throughout your buildings and over time. You’ll also find cost savings by employing planned lighting maintenance, rather than making ad hoc purchases of wiring, controls and bulbs.

Is emergency lighting a legal requirement?

Lack of lighting maintenance is not the only cause of a blackout. When the power supply in a building fails, lights throughout the premises will also fail, leading to danger or panic for the occupants. To avoid accident or injury, lighting regulations, namely The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 state that emergency lighting must be available in order to reassure and guide those in the building to safety.

As well as the usual commercial lighting and industrial LED lighting maintenance, phs Compliance can also help with making sure that your business conforms to emergency lighting maintenance regulations.

Maintained emergency lighting not only satisfies your legal Duty of Care to your employees and customers but also gives everyone who visits your building peace of mind.

phs Compliance’s 160 lighting engineers provide a national service at local prices, enabling savings of up to 30% against competitors. We’ll meet all of your retail lighting and emergency lighting maintenance requirements to recommended standards, including CIBSE's Commissioning Code L, SLL Code for Lighting and SLL Lighting Guide standards. Our accreditations include NICEIC, UKAS, BIFM and CHAS.

Our lighting maintenance services have been welcomed in all market segments, from public sector to commercial, health to retail for over 30 years. Start discovering the benefits of planned lighting maintenance, workplace compliance and building engineering services with a call to phs Compliance.

To learn more about our lighting maintenance, to get a quote, or simply to ask a query, please feel free to contact us now!

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