Disaster Recovery Tip #25: When Lightning Strikes
When Lightening Strikes
Lightning has the power to tear through buildings, shatter walls made of brick and concrete, and ignite deadly fires. The potential for losses due to equipment damage, personal injury and business interruptions caused by lightning can be detrimental to any business.
In conjunction with Lightning Safety Week (June 19-25), Agility offers the following recommendations to protect your businesses against power surges and lightning strikes:
- Install a Lightning Protection System – A lightning protection system (LPS) consists of a lightning rod and air terminal mounted on the top of your building. LPS’s are used to ground destructive lightning; protecting your building and other assets. For proper installation practices, download FEMA’s educational whitepaper.
- Use Surge Protectors –To protect your electrical equipment, UL-listed surge arrestors should be installed on the main electrical service panel, as well as incoming phone, cable, satellite and data lines. Surge protectors/arrestors prevent damaging electrical surges from entering your building via power transmission lines. Click here for additional information on electrical surge protection.