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Lightning Protection Testing and Maintenance


Ensure that your Lightning Protection and Surge Protection systems are compliant with regulations and in full working order to protect your people and assets from a strike.

Lightning strikes are undoubtedly one of the most serious and often overlooked causes of damage to buildings and their contents. More importantly, at its worst a lightning strike can be fatal. Heightsafe Systems can provide a fully qualified service to ensure that your building, contents and people are protected from such eventuality.

All Lightning Conductor systems in the UK are required to be tested in accordance with either IEC/BS EN 62305:2011 parts 1-4 or NFC-17-102:2011. Heightsafe System’s Lightning Protection Technicians are fully qualified to test Lightning Conductor Systems to these standards as well as the now withdrawn BS 6651 standards.

Certain structures such as buildings within the chemical industry and those that manufacture, or store explosive and flammable substances require Lightning Protection systems by law in accordance with COMAH 2015 and/or DSEAR 2002 Regulations.

When testing a Lightning Conductor system, it is vital to consider the seasonal variations. Therefore, Heightsafe Systems recommends that retests are conducted every 11 months. This will ensure that your Lightning Conductor system is fully compliant all year round.

  • The Effects of a Lightning Strike

    There are numerous effects caused by lightning strikes, not only to the direct strike point, but also the secondary surge overvoltage. Many of these can result in loss of life for individuals and loss of earnings for businesses, and severe disruption to the public, which is why it is crucial to keep your lightning protection systems up to date. Some of which are:

    • Fire
    • Death or serious injury
    • Loss of critical computer systems
    • Loss of vital data
    • Loss of vital transmission equipment
    • Personal items damaged
    • Structural damage
    • Loss of religious and cultural heritage
    • Loss of alarm systems
    • Loss of public services
    • Phone lines cut off
    • Plumbing systems demolished
    • Loss of economic value
    • And many more…
  • Heightsafe’s Process to Lightning Protection Compliance

    When you contact our team, one of our experts will go through your compliance requirements for Lightning Protection and any other services you wish to discuss. We can combine Lightning Protection retests every 11 months or 6 monthly inspections of your safety lines, eyebolts, abseil points, access ladders, PPE kit or edge protection – saving you money and avoiding multiple visits to site.

    Heightsafe Systems Lightning Protection division can provide a full turnkey package or a standalone service. We will listen closely and understand completely our client’s requirements and provide them with a competitive fixed price solution.

    At Heightsafe Systems we are committed to providing our clients with the best possible experience and organisational tools to keep your systems compliant. Our process involves;

    • Testing will be carried out by fully qualified Lightning Protection Engineers and Work at Height specialists – all whom have undertaken extensive training in the requirements of the BS EN 62305:2011 and all further required legislation, including the previous British Standard, BS 6651.
    • Certificates will be provided showing the readings of each earth electrode position and will highlight the outcome of the test.
    • Reports will be provided to our client with a list of recommendations or repairs for improvements required on the Lightning Conductor System.
    • Our operatives will take images before and after any testing and repairs take place.
    • Clients will be provided with their own personal log in details to access our online tracking tool – Prime.

    Our operatives will reach out and make contact one month prior to any retest due dates to arrange testing and inspections to guarantee we never miss a retest and ensure your Lightning Protection System is always compliant and working as it should be to provide your building, the contents, and the people inside it the best possible protection.

  • Prime - Your Asset Management and Work at Height Suite

    Clients will be provided with their own personal log in details to access our online tracking tool. Heightsafe Systems will upload certificates, location maps and images which you can access at your own convenience. All of these documents can be downloaded and printed off for your own records.

    The online tracking tool highlights when the retest of the Lightning Protection system is due, it also fires an alert to Heightsafe Systems 1 month prior to the retest due date. This guarantees that we never miss a retest and your Lightning Protection system is always compliant, providing your building, the contents, and people inside it the best possible protection.

Why Heightsafe?

The UK’s leading Lightning Protection installation, compliance testing and risk assessment specialists!

With over 50 years of combined industry experience and a decade of trading, you can focus on core business activity as Heightsafe’s specialist operative teams ensure your property, people and assets are protected via Lightning Protection and Surge Arrest systems that are correctly maintained and compliant with regulations. Working nationwide, operative teams are highly skilled and experienced, holding all relevant certifications and receiving regular refresher training to guarantee clients with the best quality results.

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