Light towers are one of the most important elements of a construction site’s health and safety measures for work conducted in darkness. Workers need reliable visibility to move vehicles, handle equipment and follow procedures to ensure safe actions are carried out in a productive manner. In this blog. we discuss the critical aspects of installing light towers on your construction site.
Choose the Right Light Tower
How Much Lighting is Required?
If light is not covering the entirety of a work site, then progress of projects will be slowed by transport delays, failure to effectively conduct tasks, and accidents requiring attention. Contractors should therefore always calculate the amount of foot candles a construction site needs, as well as account for weather conditions changing quickly, influencing visibility. Rain in the late afternoon may also result in light towers being needed earlier than usual to ensure the site is adequately illuminated.
Positioning the Light Towers
The safety of workers on-site is of the utmost importance to project managers. Positioning light towers in correct locations on site ensures all areas are bright while keeping everyone safe. A flat and stable surface is crucial for determining the right location for a light tower. If a tower is placed on unstable ground, the safety of workers will be compromised by the risk of falls. Overhead obstructions can cause just as many problems as unstable ground, and power lines and trees may also reduce the effectiveness of a light tower and cause safety issues.