Last Updated: 26th July 2021
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Protection Technicians are fully qualified to test Lightning Conductor Systems to these standards as well as the now withdrawn BS 6651 standards.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.