Power Down Policy
Switch off when not in use
On-site Security Ltd intends to reduce its carbon footprint! This saves money because our decisions and purchasing habits become more deliberate and more efficient – it gets easy to spot where energy savings and financial savings can be made. Going greener at work also maximises your social impact – these things naturally build goodwill, loyalty and a sense of community among the team, and with our customers.
It is important that all On-site Security Ltd employees make sure that all computers, heaters, and lighting etc., are switched off from the mains at the end of the day and are put into sleep mode whenever they are not in use, such as at lunchtime.
Actions to maximize efficiency:
- Turn off lights when not in use.
- Use natural lighting if possible.
- Make sure that the surface of lights and lamps are regularly cleaned to achieve maximum illumination. What you might not know I that dirt can absorb as much as half the light is given off by fixtures, tubes, and bulbs, requiring the use of additional sources of light.
- Put monitors into sleep mode.
- Reduce the brightness of your screen to a reasonable level.
- Close down programs that are not in use.
- Unplug laptops from charge when the battery is full.
- Turn off machinery and other electrical appliances when not in use (i.e. blowers, fans, air conditioning units, etc.). An air condition unit can use up to 20 times more electricity than a fan running for the same amount of time.
- Do not tamper with the settings on thermostats/radiators.
- Switch off heating when not required.
- Check that thermostats and timers are working correctly to suit occupancies, e.g. for heating to turn off an hour before occupancy.
- Wear layers of clothes – allowing you to add/remove layers before turning on heating/air conditioning.
- Do not open windows while heating or air conditioning is on, switch off the heating/aircon instead.
- Always consider low energy consuming apparatus/equipment when purchasing, even if they are not cheaper to buy – short term savings can turn into extra long-term costs.