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September 2008 sees the biggest change in lighting protection standards for over 20 years, as the old BS 6651:1999 Protection against Lightning is finally withdrawn, to be fully replaced by BS EN 62305:2006.

Furse has developed a comprehensive technical support package to help consultants, installers and relevant engineers in end user organisations to come to terms with this new standard in lightning protection.



Despite BS EN 62305:2006 Protection against Lightning being introduced two years ago, there is evidence that many professionals are unprepared for the scale and depth of the new standard.

“BS EN 62305 is a much more complex document than BS 6651. It has a more detailed risk assessment, and includes electrical and electronic systems protection as an integral part of any lightning protection system. Furse has used its years of experience to create a range of technical support to ensure industry professionals can become as comfortable with the new standard as they were with the old.”, explains David Thorpe, Furse Sales & Marketing Director UK, Middle East & Asia.

This technical support includes the free Guide to BS 62305:2006, which clearly explains the requirements of the new standard. The Total Solution Product Catalogue covers all aspects of lightning protection, including the complete range of Furse lightning protection products.

Furse regional seminars are CPD accredited and comprehensively explore transient overvoltage protection under the new standard, whilst a new presentation focuses on BS 62305:2006 and its implications. Furse site surveys have also been updated to reflect the requirements of the new standard. All are free on mainland UK.

Finally, designed by Furse, the new, updated, StrikeRisk v4.1 Risk Assessment Software, saves users time and effort navigating the complex new risk assessment process.

For more information or to request copies, call Furse on 0115 964 3700, or email Furse at [email protected].

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