Lighting towers have been lighting up construction sites for over forty years across the globe. To this day, they are still being developed for versatility across a range of working environments and reduced emissions and noise for an eco-friendly lighting solution. More recently, lighting towers are more often used for events and TV/film sets, helping to illuminate large working areas and create a safer environment for all involved.
Glare is the difficultly of seeing in the presence of a bright, usually white, light. This can be generated from reflected sunlight, or artificial light (i.e.: from car headlights). With the latest technological developments, glare-free (or anti-glare) lighting towers are now available, helping to make a more comfortable working environment for builders, construction managers and others who may be working on a site that requires lighting support.
When working on construction, quarry, or event sites, contamination is more than likely. To reduce the spread of contaminates from site to site, getting the right equipment is important. Contamination doesn’t just include soils from one construction site to another, it also includes water, noise and CO2 pollution which are the biggest risks to the surrounding areas and people.
At the beginning of May this year, the UK government announced that they wanted to focus on cutting emissions to zero by 2050. The CCC (the independent advisor to the government on climate change) says it is a “positive goal” to be aiming for. In the construction-hire industry, we are creating and innovating new equipment which can reduce emissions.
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.
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.