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Client: Forterra, Accrington

The Brief

Forterra were alerted to an ongoing issue at their Accrington factory by their on-site health and safety team.

Unsatisfactory light levels in the factory and walkways presented an increased risk of accidents.

They were also causing operational problems for staff. Workers needed to manually check tracks on the factory floor because the pictures transmitted on their monitors weren’t clear. It was simply too dark to see. Additional portable lamps still couldn’t produce enough illumination to complete work effectively.

The lighting issues were disrupting workflow and affecting productivity.

The Solution

Our LED lighting solution, upgrading Forterra’s existing highbay sodium fittings and first generation LEDs to highbay LED fittings, increased brightness without increasing the number of lamps. These flood the area with light making work areas clear and defined. As a result, monitors can pick up the detail required. It is a vast improvement and makes the work environment far safer and easier to navigate.

Workers commented that the LED lighting has made a dramatic difference and site bosses noticed an instant upturn in productivity.

The benefits are substantial:

*The business has gained man-hours in previously lost time.

*The LED lighting enhancements are more than halving annual electricity bills, saving the company thousands of pounds.

*Thanks to greater energy efficiency, CO2 emissions could also halve compared to those of the previous lighting installations.

 

 

 

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Posted on 22nd May 2020

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