How Often Should Lightning Protection Be Tested?

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If you have Lightning Protection Systems, or are thinking of having some installed, a key consideration is their maintenance. This includes how often they need to be tested.

It is imperative that all lightning protection systems are inspected and tested at least once a year. According to BS EN/IEC 62305, it is mandatory to complete a risk assessment annually to ensure that your lightning protection system complies with the regulations.

On top of that, the Electricity at Work Act 1989 states that all electrical systems and equipment used in the working environment should be in a safe condition.

Does Lightning Protection Need To Be Certified?

By law, you don’t need a certificate, but by requesting one from your electrical inspector you can have peace of mind that you have proof that the regulations have been followed.

Who Can Test Lightning Protection?

For commercial properties, you should make sure you’re using a fully qualified and accredited electrical engineer. It can also help to choose an inspector that specialises in lightning protection as they will be able to bring the expertise and industry experience to their work and any follow-up advice.

In order to comply with the regulations an electrical inspection and testing programme should be undertaken at all places of work. The requirements for electrical infrastructure testing varies by building type and industry sector.

Speak to Remark Group today to book your lightning protection test.

All of our electrical engineers are 18th Edition qualified so you can rest assured that every project we complete complies with BS7671. Through our electrical testing services, we support companies across the UK with their fixed installation testing or periodic inspection and testing requirements.