Lightening Rod Controls

Lightning rod controls should be done regularly in order to prevent possible accidents. It is important to regularly take and monitor the grounding of these systems, which are exposed to high amounts of electrical current, for the safe operation of the system. Thus, periodic inspections should be made, followed and reported.

Periodic inspection should be done in all structures with lightning protection system. Inspection can only be done by Type A Inspection Bodies. Periodic examinations should be done at least once a year.

As IQNORM, we provide Lightning Rod Control service with our expert engineers in the standards specified in TS EN 62305-1, TS EN 62305-3.

Relevant legislation and standards

  • In accordance with Article 3 of the Regulation on Grounding in Electrical Installations published in the Official Gazette dated 21.08.2001 and numbered 24500, inspection and grounding resistance measurements should be carried out annually in newly established or established facilities.
  • According to TS EN 62305 – 3: 2007 “Protection from lightning – Part 3: Physical damage and life-threatening in buildings” standard, Annex E section, Table E.2, the inspection period should be a maximum of 1 year.