The buildings where flammable and explosive substances are produced or stored must be equipped against lightning in accordance with the legal regulations in force. Protection against lightning can be provided by lightning rods and other protective measures. In order to achieve the expected benefit from lightning rods, it must be checked by qualified persons at least once a year. This requirement is stated in the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions in the Use of Work Equipment by the Ministry of Labor and Social Security.

Inspection and test facilitiesthey organize a report behind their controls. In accordance with the provisions of the Regulation on the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations and the Measures to be Taken in the Work Places and Measures to be Taken in the Work with the Hazardous and Hazardous Substances, this report shall be kept at the work place to be shown in every request of the concerned persons.

Protecting from lightning There are various lightning arrester systems. Radioactive lightning rods, active lightning rods and faraday cages are some of them. Generally the lightning protection installation and the grounding installation are checked together.

The radioactive lightning conductor head is made by signal testing radiation measurement tool. For active lightning rods different tests are applied according to the type. However, the title test is done. In addition, physical controls are performed for both types of lightning rods. Lightning resistors are measured and compared with the required criteria.

Lightning protection systems are installed in accordance with the project prepared according to lightning risk report. Therefore, the control elements want to see the building's lightning risk report before the check.

In accordance with the Regulation on Health and Safety Conditions for Use of Work Equipment, subject to the provisions of the Regulation on Grounding in Electrical Installations, Regulation on Electrical Power Plants and Regulation on Electrical Internal Facilities, the following basic standards are used during the controls:

  • TS EN 62305-1 Lightning protection - Part 1: General rules
  • Electrical safety in low voltage distribution systems - up to 61557 v aa and 1 v - Equipment for testing, measuring or monitoring protective devices - Part 1000: General features
  • TS 2607 ISO 1999 Acoustics - Determination of noise in the workplace and estimation of hearing loss caused by this noise
  • Mechanical vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the manually transmitted vibration - Section 5349: General rules
  • Mechanical vibration - Measurement and evaluation of the vibration delivered to the body by hand - Part 5349: Practical guide for measuring workplaces

In addition, during the CE PR 029 Inspection Services Presentation Procedure is carried out during the controls.

The TÜRCERT certification body provides certification and training services on the one hand and on the other hand provides specific technical services to the demanding companies. These services include lightning rod controls and other inspection services. You can contact the TÜRCERT certification body for any kind of inspection and test work.