Keep Your Workplace Safe

Lighting is an important part to making sure your work environment is safe.

From ensuring you are up to code or saving costs with occupancy lighting, there are many options that we can help you explore. Seattle’s growth has brought many new buildings and remodels as well as the need to bring long standing buildings up to code.

We recommend finding a general contractor and electrician that work well together so that it is a smooth process for you.

This is just an overview as there are many things to consider based on your business and the building. These are our top tips that are easy to implement:

  • Ensure all emergency and exit lights are brought up to code standards.
  • Install lighting along walkways and your parking lot. LED lighting can reduce energy costs greatly and are outside friendly.
  • Give your employees a plan of what they need to do and where they need to go in the event of a power outage or natural disaster.
  • Determine your policy on space heaters. While they are nice to have in the colder months, they are not safe if used incorrectly. You will want to maintain and inspect fuel-fired space heaters. As you write your policy consider that there should be at least 36 inches of clearance and make sure they are not in a place where employees could trip on the cord. We recommend that your policy requires the employee ask their supervisor if it is acceptable to have a space heater.
  • Inform your employees about other safety hazards such as overloading outlets and not blocking entrances.

Hire an experienced electrician that will do a free inspection of your property and provide information about code standards. Check out these tips for getting the most of your electrical inspection.

9 Comments

  1. Riley Ellis on October 24, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Great information! Where can one find a set code standards for company electricity safety?

  2. Natalie Schobert on October 24, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    This is a helpful article. It is so important to have a safe work environment and to ensure there are no fire hazards. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Bianca Simpson on October 24, 2017 at 2:05 pm

    This article would be a great reference for any company who isn’t meeting the code standards. All workplaces should meet the code standards and it’s unbelieveable that some do not take those precautions.

  4. Mabel Smith on October 25, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Lighting is definitely a safety precaution that I don’t think a lot of companies think about. These tips are so helpful for bringing awareness!

  5. Charly Neel on October 25, 2017 at 9:12 pm

    This is so important with something as potentially dangerous as wiring and active electricity

  6. Osh lovest on October 30, 2017 at 12:20 am

    this article gives good insight on what a business need to do to be prepared for a disaster, as far as lighting goes.

  7. Danie Matthews on November 2, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    Safety in the workplace is so important. Employees must feel comfortable to perform their job duties properly.

  8. Daniella Gordon on November 3, 2017 at 8:16 am

    These are such easy but important tips!!

  9. Ivy Rose on December 26, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    I feel that these are all easy tips, making them easy to overlook. I think it is great that there is an article highlighting some basic but important tips.

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