Lightning Protection System Testing

Lightning Protection Systems: A Necessity, Not an Option

When it comes to safeguarding your property against the destructive force of lightning, a well-maintained lightning protection system is indispensable.

Lightning protection is not merely about installing conductors; it’s a crucial safety measure requiring regular maintenance to function optimally during a lightning event. The consequences of neglecting this aspect of building safety can be dire, underlining the non-negotiable necessity of a fully functional lightning protection system.

Regulatory Compliance and Testing Intervals for Lightning Protection

Adherence to regulations isn’t just about legal obligations; it’s about ensuring the safety and integrity of your property. Section 5 of the Electricity at Work Act 1989 mandates that all lightning protection systems be tested at regular intervals, ideally not exceeding 12 months.

However, we at ICSS Ltd recommend an 11-month testing cycle to capture a comprehensive view of the earthing system and account for seasonal variations. Systems can be tested to various standards, including BS 6651, BS EN 62305, and NFC-17-102, depending on the installation date and type.

Why Trust ICSS Ltd with your Lightning Protection Needs?

At ICSS Ltd, safety is more than just a buzzword—it’s our commitment to you. All of our inspections are performed by directly registered, fully qualified, and experienced lightning conductor engineers. Our test instruments are calibrated and certified, ensuring utmost accuracy and reliability.

We also provide a detailed engineer’s inspection report along with the system certificate, outlining any necessary repairs or recommendations. With ICSS Ltd, you can have peace of mind knowing that your lightning protection system is in expert hands.