What is the need for Lightning Protection Service?
Lightning strikes hit the ground approximately 300,000 times each year. The lightning protection system is there to intercept, conduct and disperse a lightning strike safely to earth. Without a system a building’s structure, electronic systems and the people working around or within it are all at high risk. There are many ways in which lightning strikes can cause damage or injury. Lightning strikes (or even electrical discharges due to nearby lightning) can cause fires, explosions, chemical release or mechanical disruption within or around a building. This could lead to injuries or even loss of life.