1st Edition

Lighting for Health and Safety

By N.A. Smith Copyright 2000
    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    248 Pages
    by Routledge

    Artificial lighting has become so commonplace that it can sometimes be taken for granted and therein lies a possible minefield of related health and safety problems.

    Lighting for Health and Safety guides the reader through the fundamentals of vision and lighting. It highlights the potential health and safety problems that can develop as a consequence of inadequate lighting and, further, advises of the necessary remedies available, in order to produce optimum lighting conditions for the workplace.

    This book will therefore assist the practitioner in compliance with legislation.

    First book to address this field
    Written for the practising professional

    Introduction; Fundamentals; Laws of illumination; Physiology of vision and vision defects; Colour; Natural and artificial light sources; Luminiares; Interior lighting; Exterior lighting; Task lighting; Inspection lighting; Emergency lighting; Lighting and health; Lighting surveys; Legislation.


    N.A. Smith

    The author is undoubtedly an expert in this area. This is the sort of text to use as a reference...a useful addition to the library of those involved in or planning significant work in the lighting field.'
    Health and Safety at Work. Sept. 2000

    'Lighting for Health and Safety would be a useful book for practitioners to have to hand but that list (listing typical maintained illuminance values for a range of activities, across spectrum of industry) could be regarded as making it essential', Health and Safety Review, Oct. 2000

    'This is the first comprehensive book I have seen covering the fundamentals of vision and lighting....Easy to read and understand.....I would recommend the book in particular to occupational health and hygiene staff', Kit Artus, chairwoman, RCN Society of Occupational Health Nursing, in Occupational Health, Oct. 2000

    'Those studying at diploma level and beyond will find this an excellent source of material on lighting in the workplace.'
    Safety & Health Practitioner, January 2001

    "Dr. Smith has produced a handy primer that covers a wide range of lighting issues in a logical and easily accessible manner. Those concerned with the influence of lighting on health and safety will find many useful reminders on the theroy and practice of indoor and external lighting."

    David Asker-Browne, O' heal (Occupational Health & Environmental Assessments Ltd)