Lightning Safety Awareness Week

Lightning Safety Awareness Week takes place June 21 – 27. Bonded Lightning Protection and the Lightning Protection Institute urge property owners to understand the difference between lightning safety and lightning protection. The distinction is an important one.  Never more so than now, at the start of our hurricane and heavy rainy season.

Lightning safety includes individual actions like sheltering during storms. Lightning protection systems address a structure’s total exposure, including data and electronic infrastructure that is dependent upon uninterrupted electrical supply.

In addition to needless liability, structures not equipped with lightning protection systems expose property owners and occupants to:

Lightning rods are only one element in a complete system.
Professionally designed, installed, inspected and certified lightning protection and grounding systems are the final component systems in best-practiced electrical construction and structure envelope design. 

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