We are in association with Lightning Protection Concepts who assists and verify all the designed parameters from our clients,
Risk Assessments & Risk Management
In accordance with the LPS standards a lightning protection risk assessment must be performed on all structures under consideration.
The risk assessment process is designed to evaluate the need for a LPS and thereafter determine the level of lightning protection required.
The risk potential of structures is assessed in a risk analysis. The result of this analysis allows us to take measures which reduce the risk. The aim is to select economically reasonable protection measures which are adapted to the properties and utilisation of the building. A risk analysis defines the level of LPS and a complete protection concept including the necessary shielding measures against lightning electromagnetic impulses (LEMP).
The risk assessment process reduces the existing risk to a tolerable risk. The tolerable risk is defined when selecting the risks. These tolerable risks are specified in the standard.
Risks to be Considered
At the start of the risk analysis process, the focus is on the utilisation of the structure which allows us to calculate the risks which have to be considered for the object to be protected.
There are four different categories which are distinguished in a risk analysis:
- Risk R1: Loss of human life
- Risk R2: Loss of service to the public
- Risk R3: Loss of cultural heritage
- Risk R4: Loss of economic value
One or more risks can be relevant for the structure. The LPS designer decides which risks are to be considered.
In association with LPC they designs an efficient state-of-the-art lightning protection concept based on this risk analysis
All components that LPC supplies are manufactured and tested in accordance with the relevant SANS / IEC 62561 standards.
We operate on most mining and industrial sites
We have our SHEQ systems in place and familiar with all the mining site requirements and procedures.