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Surge protection standards

Applicable standards

The standards relating to the requirements for surge protection include the following:-

  • BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • BS EN 62305 Protection against lightning
  • Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Competent Authority – Inspection of Electrical, Control and Instrumentation Systems at COMAH Establishments (Operational Delivery Guide)
  • HSE Operational Guidance (OG) Layout – Appendix 1: Process for the management of ignition by lightning
  • IEC/BS EN 61643 series (conformity requirements for surge protection devices)
  • JSP 482 MOD Explosives Regulations – Chapter 8
  • NFPA 780 Standard for the Installation of Lightning Protection Systems
  • UL 1449 Standard for Surge Protective Devices