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Importance of lightning conductor protection system testing

Just like all your height safety systems, your building’s lightning protection and static earthing systems need to function correctly, without fail, each and every time they’re called into action. Lightning strikes aren’t predictable, so permanent readiness is a pre-requisite.

The protection of your people, premises and mission critical IT assets is paramount and work regulations insist that lightning conductor protection systems are tested every 12 months in accordance with British Standards - you and/or your client needs to comply.

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How frequently should lightning conductor protection systems be tested?

Officially it should be inspected every 12 months.

However, it should be tested in accordance with the relevant British Standard, in accordance with The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 - either BS 6651:1999 or BS EN 62305. The maximum period between inspections is twelve months, however due to different climatic conditions different earth resistance reading levels can easily arise. While the recordings on a system may appear to have failed one year, 11 months later it could record as a pass, indicating the prior test results were distorted due to weather or ground conditions.  Therefore, it is recommended they are tested at eleven month intervals to provide a more accurate and comprehensive report over time

The initial lightning protection system test should be thorough and detailed in accordance with BS 6651 / BS EN 62305, with the following years taking less extensive visual inspections.




Receiving prompt inspections and test certificates

Besides that, you need a company you can rely on. STQ Vantage has been built up over the years on the consistent and reliable service. Poor quality service costs our customers, so it is in our best interest to provide them the best they deserve. We believe in timely responses; from quotes, to site visits, to certification you should receive a hassle-free journey, and for those who are looking after the LPS on behalf of your client, you need a company who will support you in keeping them satisfied too.

As a part of regular rooftop maintenance programs STQ handles inspection and testing, and provides a certificate of compliance along with a condition report advising remedial action where required, which we trust makes the building maintenance easier for you.

Reliable reports

Not all remedials are critical. Some are recommended and some are good to have, so do not feel under pressure to implement non-critical requirements. It is important that your lightning protection partner issues you reliable and fair advice.

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Lightning Conductor Protection System Installation and Testing

Repairing this lightning conductor protection system ensures the building remains protected during lightning strikes (Somerset). IT equipment can become seriously affected and damaged when lightning systems are ineffective at conducting the electricty.


Lightning Conductor Tape System - Installation and Testing

Testing and inspecting of a lightning conductor system. Having regular tested and maintained lightning protection systems ensures any breaks and defects can be repaired, giving the building maximum protection from lightning strikes. An inspection carried out in Bristol.

Areas of lightning protection testing we cover include:

Our clients ask us to test their lightning protection equipment in numerous areas, the main ones consisting including London City, Greater London, Richmond, Twickenham, Mitcham, Hounslow, Guildford, Reading, Swindon, Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth, Yeovil, Bournemouth, Salisbury, Andover, Southampton, Portsmouth, Basingstoke and Farnborough. We therefore serve clients in Hampshire, Surrey, Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Avon, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Our wide coverage enables us to serve our customers in many areas of the country.

For the inspection and testing of your building’s lightning protection and earthing systems, for complete peace of mind, speak to the STQ Vantage team. Call 01935 474 602, send us a message or email