ILP has Launched a Major New Document

The Institution of Lighting Professionals (ILP) has launched a major new document.


Professional Lighting Guide 06: Guidance on Installation and Maintenance of Seasonal Decorations and Lighting Column Attachments has been developed to help those planning festive lights or other attachments to street lighting columns, furniture or buildings. Aimed at local authorities, parish councils, town centre managers, local development groups and lighting professionals, PLG06 reveals the issues when planning and installing decorations and how a competent lighting professional must address them.


PLG06 explains the health and safety implications and responsibilities alongside the competency requirements for working in this area. Different lighting columns have different limitations and PLG06 explains this comprehensively, looking at columns in current use as well as advising on the design of new columns. A section on column testing and inspection gives definitive guidelines to local authorities and the document also includes technical information on anchorage systems and catenary structures. Electrical requirements and maintenance issues are explored plus guidance on insurance, licences, safe clearances, wayleaves and easements.


Backed up with a comprehensive set of appendices, PLG06 is set to become an essential document for those involved with seasonal decorations and lighting column attachments.


  • Easy to read ‘layman’s overview’ delivers the key messages succinctly to non-lighting professionals
  • In depth technical explanations and graphics impart further knowledge to competent lighting professionals
  • Protect the structural integrity of your lighting columns
  • Discover the truth about public liability insurance
  • Jargon-busting explanation of specialist language and its meaning
  • Ensure compliance with the Traffic Management Act, Highways Act and CDM Regulations
  • Enhance your local night time environment without compromising on safety or style


Professional Lighting Guide 06, Guidance on Installation and Maintenance of Seasonal Decorations and Lighting Column Attachments is available now at£40 for members and £70 for non-members. ILP members can view it for FREE online at




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