Lighting is an essential element of any public or commercial facility. Many businesses have already made the switch to LED to reap efficiency benefits of lower energy use combined with longer operating life. Even with the use of more reliable lighting technology, maintenance of suspended assets remains a health and safety risk.
Requiring engineers to work at height, lighting often accounts for a significant proportion of maintenance hours. Access equipment is not only an additional business expense in terms of purchase, maintenance, and staff training, but it is also disruptive to operations. Halting activities and restricting an area for maintenance activities is not convenient for high-throughput or 24-hour operations, having a direct impact on the bottom line.
The UK Health and Safety Executive states that the best way to reduce injuries in the workplace is to avoid the need to work at height altogether. This is easier said than done for businesses with legacy infrastructure. For North London Heat and Power, building a new EcoPark is the ideal opportunity to install lighting access equipment which eliminates the need to work at height.