This hazard covers the threats to physical and mental health associated with inadequate natural and/or artificial light. It includes the psychological effect associated with the view from the dwelling through glazing.
The shape, position and size of windows and the layout of rooms all affect the amount of daylight. Windows, adequate in themselves, can be obstructed externally by other buildings or by trees.
Vulnerable Group: All ages
Defects & Justifications
Obstruction - of windows by buildings or other features.
Size, shape and position - inadequate size, inappropriate shape and/or position of windows preventing reasonable penetration of daylight into room.
Position of artificial lighting - inadequate means and/or inappropriate siting of artificial lighting.
Control of artificial lighting - lack of sufficient, accessible switches to control artificial lighting.