Shedding some Light on Tool Hire Express’ Range of Lighting Solutions
Good lighting in any workplace can be the difference between an accident or a near-miss. Badly lit workplaces, especially high-risk workplaces such as construction sites or industrial sites, are a dangerous place to be, and falls and accidents are much more likely to occur if the lighting is not effective.
The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 require employers to have arrangements in place to cover health and safety, which includes suitable and adequate lighting. To achieve a ‘zero harm’ culture in the workplace it is important to identify and eliminate risk wherever possible, and effective lighting plays a large part in this. High-quality and reliable lighting will ensure that walkways are properly illuminated and will allow operatives full visibility to complete tasks safely. A strategy for lighting is essential during certain seasons when natural light is reduced and fades early in the day, or if you are working in areas when natural light is restricted.
There are also security benefits in having a well-lit site environment. Site lighting can make it more difficult for opportunistic thieves to pass under the radar and there are many economical and environmentally friendly lighting options available to keep sites secure.
So, if you have a requirement for temporary lighting, read on to discover the various options available to hire from Tool Hire Express and A-Plant. Our products can help you to ensure you meet your responsibilities and increase both safety and security for your team.
Tower Lights - A powerful option for your site light hire.
To achieve a powerful and flexible lighting solution, tower lights are often our customers’ first option when undertaking larger construction works, projects on the railway, civil engineering works, or to service outdoor events.
Tower lights have their own internal power source and so don’t need to be connected to external power. They are compact and easy to transport and can be extended to various heights to meet exact requirements. Our standard tower lights are easy to tow, fast to erect, lockable, quiet and long running. Tower lights are also available in ‘mini’ sizes to provide a smaller footprint if space is limited, whilst maintaining a powerful output.
The Eco Options
Finding ways to improve our carbon footprint and demonstrate a commitment to reducing energy consumption is a hot topic across many industries! There are various eco lighting options available in our range which can reduce fuel bills as well as being kind to the environment:
Eco Tower Lights: Our Eco Tower Lights are innovative in every sense of the word. They have an advanced light detection sensor and an auto stop/start mechanism which automatically switches the light on when the ambient light has reached a predetermined level. They also do the same in reverse, turning the lighting down when sufficient brightness is achieved. This reduces the necessity to have an operative travel to site to adjust the lighting at certain times of the day, and in turn reduces energy consumption. It has been calculated that these clever lights could reduce pollution levels by up to 30%! Our Eco tower lights are also easy to operate and transport and have a fully adjustable, 9m hydraulic mast and 3600 turn table.
Hybrid Tower Lights: Our range of Hybrid tower lights are powered by a rechargeable battery for up to seven hours. When running from battery power the unit operates without any noise and creates zero carbon emissions. Once the battery power has been used, a small 5kVA diesel generator set starts automatically, powering the floodlights and recharging the battery at the same time.
Solar Tower Lights: We can supply a hybrid solar lighting tower which uses a combination of engine, solar and battery power to produce one of the most eco-friendly lights on the market, without compromising on power or reliability.
Super Silenced Tower Lights: These lights provide superior lighting whilst remaining super silenced when in operation. This makes them an excellent option for areas where noise pollution needs to be controlled, such as highly built up areas, at events or concerts, or sensitive sites such as health facilities. They have all the same features as traditional lighting towers, such as 9m mast and 3600 rotation, and can be hired with 5 powerful 240W LED lamps to provide a more sustainable option, meaning silence really is golden!
Other Work Lighting Options
Tripod Work Light
Tripod-mounted lights provide a quick and effective lighting solution. You can hire a tripod light as ether a twin or single unit depending on the strength of lighting you require, and they are mounted on fully adjustable height tripods with a quick lock and release height adjustment mechanism. Tripod lights are ideal as work lights as they can be easily moved around and provide excellent illumination.
Fluorescent Work Lights
Our range of fluorescent lights provide practically shadow-free illumination making them an ideal solution for general building, painting and decorating, plastering and DIY use. They are stand-mounted for ease of use and even come in ‘fail-safe options’, meaning they will switch to stand-by power if the mains power fails, ensuring workers can make a safe exit until the power is restored.
We also stock a huge range of other lighting products, such as festoon lights, rechargeable and high-power LED work lights, and clamp attached floodlights.
Why hire work lights from Tool Hire Express?
Our experts can provide useful advice on which lighting products are available to meet your requirements. When you make an enquiry, our team will asses some critical factors such as:
- The size of the area you need to light
- The type of work or activity that needs lighting
- Availability of a power source
- If the area is ventilated (to assess if generators can be used to power the lighting)
- If noise levels need to be controlled
Many of the products detailed in this blog are available for same-day delivery to site, meaning you can quickly access the necessary equipment exactly when you need it.
Tool Hire Express and A-Plant has the youngest fleet in the industry, making our equipment reliable, safe and compliant with all regulations. All Tool Hire Express stores are accredited with the Hire Association Europe’s ‘SafeHire’ certificate, giving you peace of mind that the equipment you hire has been serviced and maintained to the highest standards.
How to Hire Lighting from Tool Hire Express
To hire lighting from Tool Hire Express, you can call into any of our 34 locations across the UK (as well as our A-Plant locations) and speak to our experts. If you are a regular hirer, it will be worth opening an A-Plant account which gives you access to products across all our specialist divisions. Or, for a one-off hire you can leave a deposit relative to the equipment you want to hire and provide two forms of identification (including a photo ID and a utility bill), and you will be ready to go! If transport is an issue, we also have delivery options available, speak to our team for more information.