Lightning Protection System Periodic Inspection (LPS)
The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that lightning protection systems are tested regularly in accordance with BS6651 or BS EN 62305, whichever is applicable to your system. This standard states system should be tested at maximum intervals of 12 months.
We recommend your system is tested at intervals of 11 inspection and testing months, meaning across a 12-year period your system will have been tested throughout every season of the year.
Applying this tried and tested method will allow the effect of seasonal variations in resistance or other characteristics of the system to be taken into account.
Your system will last for many years if properly installed and maintained, maximising the return on your investment.
Here at Global Compliance UK we have fully qualified Engineers with access to the latest test and measurement equipment. Our inspections include:
Inspection of all conductors, joints and parts of the system
Continuity testing across conductors and the total system
Earth resistance testing on individual electrodes and the complete system
Soil resistivity testing and analysis for new earthing systems
Detailed reports on the condition of the system under test or inspection, with photos and recommendations plus costings on the works required
Updates to existing drawings or records or creation of these documents for future reference
Maintenance works and upgrades may be required if the testing and inspection reveals any deterioration in the level of protection, or there has been changes or additions to the structure which render the existing systems inadequate.