A common myth is that lighting towers are just 9-metre-tall pieces of equipment, only used to light up outdoor areas. But there are smaller, sustainable versions in the market, and which can be used for a wide range of applications, rather than opting for the larger, heavier units.
The X-Splash may look after your equipment, keeping it at its highest efficiency by removing all dirt, mud and contaminates. However, it is really important for the X-Splash to be looked after too!
When you have any lighting tower, big or small, using it correctly and safely is of paramount importance. This reduces risk of injury and reduces the risk of any site damage to the light unit. Here are a few pointers to follow to operate your lighting towers safely.
Construction dust is created from many sources: demolition sites, removing tiles, plaster, paint and cement, the production of concrete and aggregates, and the list goes on. The dust becomes airborne, meaning the particles enter your respiratory system and build up over time in your lungs. It is important to reduce and control risk of construction site dust becoming a danger to employees and pedestrians in the surrounding area.
Hybrid power is defined as the “merge of two distinct types of power”. For lighting towers, this can be the combination of batteries and solar power, diesel and solar power and the combinations go on. Having an eco-friendly hybrid lighting tower can bring significant benefits through the power of two elements.
With our rainy and cloudy weather throughout the year, it is hard to believe that in the UK we can use solar power. Renewable sources of energy are becoming popular throughout the country with their many benefits, both environmental and financial. Before we dive in, I am going to give you my standard speech that I use when ever I am questioned on Solar lighting, it goes something like this...
Updating your lighting tower fleet may seem something which can be put off, or not done at all. However, it is important to keep up with the latest tech developments, whilst ensuring your lighting towers are safe and reliable: reducing risks of injury or lighting tower failure. Additionally, there is growing pressure from the government to reduce emissions to zero by 2050. So, whether this means updating your fleet from old metal halide lights to LED units, or to hybrid products from engine-powered lights, updating will benefit the environment, users and your company.
There are many types of lighting towers available and it can be daunting to know what is best for you, especially if you’re new to the industry. From battery-power to hybrid units, each have their own financial and environmental benefits for the user.
Yes, you do need to clean your equipment. When plant and machinery come back from hire, cleaning them is one of those chores we’d rather avoid. However, cleaning your equipment, whether it is a small attachment or a large digger, can ensure that when it is next used (whether that is in a week or a month) it is in good condition for the next operator. I can hear the groans of the people who have drawn short straw, but cleaning your equipment is a very important job, and can save time in the future and reduce all kinds of risks.
Now that the dark days of winter are behind us and we look forward to the lighter evenings of summer, you will probably be finding that your yard is becoming more populated with lighting towers coming back from sites. After working through a hard winter, you and your lights, they are most likely looking forward to a well-earned period of rest before those darker nights come around again.