Lightning Protection Testing
Section 5 of Electricity at Work Act 1989 states that all lightning conductors and earth grounding installations should be visually inspected and tested at regularly fixed intervals, preferably not exceeding 12 months, although we recommend the interval should be slightly shorter than one year in order to vary the season in which testing takes place over time. This counters the effect of ambient temperature and other seasonal factors on readings from the installation. We record all test conditions and results, and a reminder is sent out before the next test is due.
Welcome to the Lightning Conductor, your go-to source of Lightning Protection Services in the UK. Our state-of-the-art technology offers a reliable line of defense against disruptive storms, giving your residential or commercial place total security in any climate. With our Lightning Protection Systems in place, you can trust that serious harm caused by unpredictable forces of nature won't even stand a chance!
Our expert team provides top-notch Lightning Protection System solutions, including:
- Lightning Conductor Installation
- Testing Lightning Protection
- Man Safe System
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Expertise in Lightning Conductor Installation | Keep Your Home & Business Safe
We specialise in the installation of Lightning Conductor Systems for all categories of projects. Our technicians are trained to work to the highest standards. We only use premium equipment to ensure that your lightning conductor performs efficiently every time, giving you peace of mind all the time.
South West Lightning Protection will access your space or building needs and install a system tailored to your particular requirements. Our unparalleled Protection Service guarantees your property a carefree escape from mother nature's unexpected surprises.
Stay One Step Ahead With Lightning Protection Test!
Once the installation is done, it's important to regularly conduct proper Lightning Protection Tests. Periodic testing guarantees that your lightning protection system will continue to work as desired.
Time to implement lightning protection testing to guarantee equipment, buildings & personal safety!
We at South West Lightning Protection carry out detailed testing that involves checking the conductor's electrical continuity, the surge protection devices, and the grounding system as well.
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A lightning conductor installed in your home enormously alleviates the risk of lightning damage to your possessions. These are particularly meaningful if you own a house near a thunderstorm-prone area or reside in a towering building that attracts lightning strikes more.
What is the British standard for lightning conductors?
The British standard for lightning conductors is IEC/BS EN 62305-1, which provides all the guidelines. The segments broadly cover the design of lightning protection systems, electrical installations, the evaluation of their effectiveness, and their operation and maintenance.
How does a lightning conductor work during lightning?
The lightning conductor operates on the principle of induction. The conductor gets oppositely charged when a charged cloud passes through its zone. This common process refers to induction.
Does my house need lightning protection in the UK?
Whether or not your house needs lightning protection in the UK depends upon several factors, like location, height, and adjacent environment. It is always best to consult with a professional Lightning Protection Company to evaluate your situation and determine if it is required.
What happens when lightning hits a conductor?
When lightning hits a conductor or wire, the electrical current safely flows through and meets the surge impedance, yielding voltage. It is then headed toward the ground. Here, it is dispersed, excluding any electrical-induced harm to the structure or building it is attached to.
Why are lightning conductors pointed?
Lightning conductors are pointed to create a sharp edge as the potency of the electric current is more around pointed objects. Upon lightning strike, the current is drawn to the pointed conductor. From there, it instantly streams into the ground to protect buildings and structures from lightning strike damage.