Training & Safety
We are members of ATLAS – The Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (Membership No. 9402) and are adequately insured for all risks. We are also accredited to Constructionline, SAFEContractor and EXOR.
Engineers & Training
All of our engineers are fully qualified to carry out lightning conductor installations. The majority of them have been employed as school leavers and completed City & Guilds accreditation through the Construction Industry Training Board, with all trainees receiving top performance awards, which shows their commitment to their chosen profession. However their training does not ever stop, as there are regulated refresher courses for the use of equipment, COSHH, handling, first aid and safety. Additionally, we carry out regular toolbox talks.
Testing, Inspection & Maintenance
We also operate an annual testing, inspection and maintenance programme, all In accordance with the recommendations of the current B$6651:1999 and transferring to BS EN 62305:2006. Thorough annual inspections are carried out to lightning protection systems that are over one year old and detailed reports are submitted together with costs for any necessary remedials/recommendations, along with Test Certificates where applicable.
Lightning protection systems only protect the structure and its occupants from direct strikes. BS6651:1999 and EN BS 62305:2006 recommend additional protection for electronic, data, communication, alarm and other sensitive equipment lines entering or leaving the building. We are able to provide advice on the need for such equipment and even operate a ‘supply only’ service of surge protection equipment, or full installation.