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UK Hit By 45,000 Lightning Strikes in One Night


The UK experienced around 45,000 lightning strikes nationwide across one night in July – take a look at the map below!

Whilst the light shows were somewhat exciting to watch, many buildings and structures may have been affected by a strike, causing potential damage to Lightning Protection systems. As a result, these systems may not work as efficiently as they usually would if another lightning strike occurs.

Thunderstorms are nothing new to the unpredictable British climate, but this recent night of thunderstorms carries one of the highest volumes of lightning strikes in many years. It is likely that Lightning Protection systems have received damage across the country, and Heightsafe are here to help if your system has been impaired following a lightning strike.

While Compliance Testing does certify Lightning Protection Systems for up to 11 months, Heightsafe strongly recommends that you have these systems inspected if they have been struck by lightning to ensure complete safety for you and your building’s occupants. If you suspect that your industrial or commercial property has been struck by lightning in a recent storm, it is imperative that your systems are tested to ensure that they are functioning correctly and can protect your property from future storms, which look set to continue.

Heightsafe Lightning Protection experts have years of specialist experience between them, and they will be able to inspect and repair your systems if you suspect they have received any damage as a result of this recent extreme weather.

The first step for arranging a compliance or remedial visit is to contact Heightsafe’s Lightning Protection department for a free consultation. One of our experts will gain an understanding of the type of system that has been installed at your property, and the damage that has been received. Once these details have been confirmed, Heightsafe will then provide you with a visit from one of our Lightning Protection engineers who will thoroughly inspect the system and conclude what repairs need to be made. Whilst the remedials might not be able to be conducted on the same visit (depending on how extensive the damage is), they will be able to follow up in a short space of time to restore your Lightning Protection system to full working capacity.

To receive specialist advice, a quote, or a remedial visit, contact us now for a free consultation with one of our Lightning Protection experts.

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