Many construction sites use light towers to light up the entire site. This solution does give an overall good work light in most situations, but can create dangerous “dark spots”. Larger objects as containers, vehicles, machines, cable drums etc. can cast large shadows which can cover up potential hazards. These hazards can, however, be reduced drastically by wearing a headlamp or mounting one on your helmet. With a powerful headlamp you can light up the dangerous shadow areas to see the hazards before you get hurt.
We have visited a dark construction site with light towers to demonstrate how potential hazards can hide in the shadows, and how you can easily see them when wearing a headlamp.
See the interactive examples below, and turn on the headlamp to see the dangers hiding in the dark!