While Michigan is known for its cloudy skies, we also have fewer hours of daylight during the winter that make portable light towers necessary at construction sites.
As a construction equipment supplier, we understand how important it is to keep your contractors and other workers safe while they’re on the job.
Here’s what you need to know.
Advantages of Light Towers
Security and police are more likely to spot trespassers in areas that are well lit. In this way, light towers help deter thieves and vandals from entering your construction site at night. Anyone who passes by your construction site will also be able to notice and report any suspicious activity.
Construction sites can be prime targets for vandalism and theft, especially after dark. That’s why it’s important that you use light towers and other forms of security to keep your construction site safe.
Light towers will also help keep your employees and contractors safe at the job site by improving visibility.
How Many Light Towers Do I Need?
The number of light tower rentals you’ll need for your project will depend on the time of day, weather conditions, landscaping, and the type of project. For example, you should plan on renting or buying more light towers during the winter when there are fewer hours of daylight. Likewise, you should also plan on having more construction lights if uneven ground prevents you from placing light towers in optimal positions.
Time of Day
Safety is always a concern for the contractors on your job site, especially if they have to work at night. Since construction sites can be dangerous, portable light towers let workers, drivers, and pedestrians better see obstacles in the dark.
Light tower rentals help illuminate your job site, decreasing the risk of injury and delays that could prevent you from meeting deadlines.
Depending on weather conditions, you may need more or fewer construction lights. For example, you’ll need more portable light towers if the sky is overcast or there’s a new moon. Fortunately, we’re able to provide all the lighting and other construction equipment you need to help improve the safety of your construction site.
Type of Project
Are you pouring asphalt or concrete? Are you working with black soil? These types of questions can help you determine how many light towers you’ll need for your project. Since dark colors absorb more light, you’ll need more portable light towers at your job site to provide enough light for your team to work safely and efficiently.
Depending on your job site, you may have a lot of space you need to illuminate with a portable light. However, it’s important you put a lot of thought into where you place your tower light.
Position construction lights on solid level ground. Portable light towers can tip if placed on uneven surfaces, such as sand or rocky soil.
Check for overhead obstacles before placing portable light towers, such as power lines and trees. Since a light tower can be as tall as 30 feet, it’s important that you check for overhead obstacles that could compromise safety on your job site.
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Fredrickson Supply is a municipal and construction equipment supplier in Grand Rapids MI. We pride ourselves on having the equipment you need to get the job done.
This blog post has been updated.