What is Lightning Protection System (LPS)
A Lightning Protection System (LPS) is a system designed to safeguard buildings and structures from the damaging effects of lightning strikes. It ensures the safety of the structure and its occupants.
The integration and maintenance of LPS is important for metal roof systems. It is needed to follow specific guidelines and specifications related to LPS. These guidelines include using up-to-date LPS specifications from trusted industry authorities like the Lightning Protection Institute (LPI) and referencing nationally recognized safety standards for LPS design and installation, such as LPI and NFPA 780.
To ensure compliance with safety standards, it is recommended to work with certified LPI Master Installers/Designers. These professionals have undergone training and certification programs provided by LPI. Additionally, conducting third-party close-out inspections by LPI-IP (Lightning Protection Institute Inspection Program) is essential for quality assurance and certification.