The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state that lightning protection systems must be regularly tested in accordance with BS6651:1999 or IEC 62305:2011.
To reap the most benefit from your lightning protection investment and to ensure they system is installed property and fit fur purpose, ISEN 62305 ‘Protection Against Lightning’ states that Lightning Protection Systems should be visually inspected, tested and maintained on a regular basis.
The process of an inspection involves our highly trained engineers checking that the lightning protection installations are in a sound electrical and mechanical state, highlighting any defects they come across and noting any new items of plant or metal work which will require incorporation into the system.
We then deliver a comprehensive inspection report which will outline all readings and any defects such as storm damage to roof tapes & fixings. We will also make sure all cross bonds to metal work and plant are secure and that there is an acceptable level of continuity throughout all mechanical joints and bonds. We thoroughly check the down conductors of each system for continuity throughout the entire length. We test each earth electrode and note the results.
Upon completion of the inspection, we shall provide a full detailed report and certificate to suit the system installation standard & condition.
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