Australian Standard AS 1768:2007 Lightning Protection - Western Australia

Service summary

You may require this Standard if you are an electricity network operator or electrical contractor and intend to design, construct, commission, operate, maintain or decommission an electricity network.

This standard provides guidelines for the protection of people and property from lightning. It applies to conventional lightning protection systems consisting of air terminations, downconductors, earthing systems and surge protective devices. It also provides a comprehensive risk management process for determining the risk of damage due to lightning for a range of structures.

Complying with this standard is not mandatory. However if you can show that you complied with the provisions of this standard then that will be regarded as evidence that you have met your obligation to carry out electrical work safely. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required by your business.

Service type

Code of Practice

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Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Commerce
EnergySafety

Act(s) name

Electricity Act 1945 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Electricity (Network Safety) Regulations 2015 (Western Australia)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Commerce
EnergySafety


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Western Australia 6850

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Phone:

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