You may need 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.