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INSIGHT – Lightning and surge protection

Lightning strikes the ground over 300,000 times a year in the UK alone. Without proper protection, buildings are at risk from structural damage. More importantly, their users are at risk of injury. A regulations-compliant lightning conductor system provides the vital protection needed.

Design and installation

PTSG Electrical Services Ltd. is the UK’s market leader in the design, installation and testing of lightning and earthing protection systems and a member of the Association of Technical Lightning & Access Specialists (ATLAS).

Depending on your needs, our expert design team can provide either a standard or bespoke solution. We can also offer layout drawings to meet architect, consultant and contract engineer specifications. All new installations are undertaken by our experienced and thoroughly trained engineers based across the UK. We also provide additional services when ‘rope access’ equipment is required.

Test and inspection

Once a lightning protection system is installed, it must be professionally tested at least once a year to ensure it is capable of conducting a potential lightning strike to a safe earthing point. This ensures compliance with the Electricity at Work Act 1989, BS6651 and BS EN 62305.

Our team of expert engineers are qualified to NVQ Level 2/3 and undertake detailed testing and inspection of completed installations. This includes verifying the installation is in accordance with the correct specification and compliant with all current legislation.

Surge Protection

PTSG also has many years’ experience in installing, servicing and maintaining surge protection systems for a wide range of organisations. As is the case with our lightning protection systems, our work with surge protection systems protects people and safeguards valuable equipment. We can mobilise our engineers at a moment’s notice for requirements of any kind or size.

Surge protection is governed by the IET Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018). These are continuously updated to reflect changes in the industry – including an important change to Chapter 44 of the 18th edition, in 2019. Electrical designers and installers must now include protection against transient overvoltages where there may be serious consequences.

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