|Topic: Temporary Lighting|
|Date Issued: September 1, 2011||Date Revised:|
All areas where work is performed, including exits and entrances, must be adequately lit.
A lighting level of at least 10 foot-candles (100 lux) is recommended for general construction.
This means 150-watt light bulbs:
Bulbs should be installed so that they light as large an area as possible. They should also be protected by cages, to guard against accidental damage.
Branch lighting circuits feeding temporary lighting should be kept entirely separate from power circuits, except for a common supply.
Branch lighting circuits should be protected by a breaker or fuse with a 15-amp rating. Circuits should be hard-wired directly into a distribution panel by a qualified electrician.
Replace missing or burned-out bulbs. To work safely, you must be able to see in stairwells, basements and other areas at all times.
Task lighting may be required where precision is important.
[Deficiencies should be corrected or brought to the attention of the general contractor.]
In New Brunswick, the law on illumination can be found in General Regulation 91-191 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act, section 26.