2- to 3-Day Class:
Inspection, Maintenance and Testing
of the NFPA-780 Lightning Protection System
This intensive training provides the electrician-inspector-technician
with an understanding of the details of NFPA-780 lightning protection
system designs and inspection/maintenance/testing. Persons graduating
from this 2- to 3-day class will be able to evaluate and inspect an existing
lightning protection system for compliance with NFPA-780.
Successful graduates of the class receive a National Lightning Safety
Institute CERTIFIED INSPECTOR OF NFPA-780 LIGHTNING PROTECTION SYSTEMS
diploma and wallet cards.
This class is taught to groups and organizations at their locations, anywhere in the U.S.
It usually can be scheduled with 3-4 weeks of notice to NLSI. Class size is 12-15 students. Class handouts
include the most recent NFPA-780 and NEC sections.
This training session lasts 2-3 days. (No outdoor activities will be conducted during thunderstorms.)
The tuition is $895 per person. Please send
email to contact NLSI for more information.
1. Lightning Overview:
Lightning behavior; lightning’s effects on buildings and people; personal
Copy of NLSI’s book on these topics.
2. The Lightning Protection System for Facilities & Structures
2.1 A page-by-page review of NFPA-780-2008, Installation
of Lightning Protection Systems. Emphasis is on:
2.1.1 Air terminal designs
2.1.4 Surge protection
2.2 Looking outside of the NFPA-780 box
Review of National Electrical Code (NEC), sections 250/280/285.
4. Hands-on grounding resistivity measuring with modern 3-point fall of potential
and clamp-on instruments.
5. Walk roofs of buildings that contain NFPA-780 LPSs.
will evaluate them for compliance.
6. Final examination and exam analysis.
Specialized lightning protection codes and standards, such as AFI 32-1065, FAA STD 019e, DOE M 440.1-1, and Navy OP SEA 5, can be integrated into the lesson plan upon request.
More Information about NFPA-780
NFPA-780 for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems is widely
held to be the primary lightning protection document in the USA.