Lighting Survey and Fix

PEME conducted an independent Lighting Survey on a major manufacturing Plant, following a reportable accident, and identified significant faults related to the lighting installation. There was also a lack of Emergency lighting (BS5366) and in-general the lighting levels were low (EN 12464-Part1: 2009).

This work was conducted by our Engineering Compliance team.

The existing lighting had no logical structure and was fed from local distribution boards and switches. The light fittings were of an inefficient ageing type. PEME designed an efficient lighting system that was grant aided by The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) program.

Incorporated within this design was a new emergency lighting system. The design was for all the lighting to be from 4 new distribution panels incorporating contactors and relays to control the lighting. Each light fitting has a programmable Passive Infrared Sensor (PIR) therefore dispensing the need for local switching.

We installed 464 light fittings of which 211 had emergency packs. In addition to a major safety improvement, significant efficiency gains were achieved by this work. The Return-on-Investment (ROI) for the whole installation including containment, new distribution panels cabling and luminaries etc. was 5.85 years.