Lightning protection risk assessments are an important element in ensuring the right level of protection is provided against the risk of a potential lightning strike. Failure to carry out a risk assessment can invalidate your insurance.
Testing and Inspection Services for Lightning Protection Systems
The impact of a lightning strike varies every time, there’s no handbook with a written guarantee of what’s going to happen but there is a test. A systematic testing program is the only reliable way of uncovering risk vulnerabilities to a building when lightning strikes.
As professionals we recommend that a test of your lightning protection system is carried out every 11 months. By doing so over a twelve year period it will guarantee that your defence system has been monitored under all seasonal conditions.
In accordance with the BS EN 62305 standards, the testing will be exhaustive and complete in the first year and can be less elaborate visual inspections in subsequent years.
Everything will be gathered and documented about the building, the lightning protection system and the testing process. On top of this all materials used, the dimensions and the practices adopted are all reviewed and checked for adequacy.
A test and repairs will ensure that your structures and electronic installations are safe from the impact of a lightning strike. Within this process you will receive a detailed report that will list our findings as well as an explanation of what we recommend in order to make your structure safe.
Once you have checked through your report and approved any of our recommendations including the cost estimates, we can begin our work to improve your protection system. Whilst working in accordance with British and European standards, you’ll find that our quoted prices are quite low while the value of the services provided by our experience engineers is quite high.
Once the job is completed you’ll receive a certificate of compliance which will help you document that you have complied with statutory requirements. But, most importantly you can rest in the knowledge that your building and its electrical contents is safe.