In short, lightning protection is a system you add to your building to reduce damage lightning strikes cause. Contrary to popular belief, the facilities most at risk from damage with a strike are premises without electricity or plumbing to ground the electric shock. You’ll also be surprised to know buildings with metal roofs are significantly safer since any electricity absorbed will be safely transferred to the ground below.
That being said, no matter what, the primary aim of any lightning protection system is to protect your business’ internal electrics. You can never guarantee your property could handle a shock without installing safety measures. With a practical approach to managing lightning, you can be confident your assets will remain undamaged. Damaged electrical equipment throughout your premises may result in a fire or fatal electrocution, so it’s a big deal.