The Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) has been formed to bring the industry together. We aim to protect the consumer and to establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice. We will do this by aligning the codes of practice in regulations, standards and legislation to the adequate protection of lives and property. We will ensure that the industry has a recognisable framework within which to operate.
The formal establishment of ELPA is a vital addition to the standard of safety in the South African Lightning Protection industry. ELPA will offer certification of qualified designers, installers and inspectors, in collaboration with regulating bodies. We will support tertiary education through coordination with tertiary establishments in developing a training apprenticeship on all levels. We will form a partnership with other representative organisations of Electrical Engineers, Architects, Consulting Engineers, to protect lives.
ELPA is as a non-profit organisation of voluntary membership. The success of ELPA is thanks to the participation of those members.
We are a voluntary registry (member) association and a non-profit organisation. ELPA is self-mandated and disseminates information for the safety of others.
“For too long lightning protection myths have been ‘protected’ by the few who stood to gain through them. It is encouraging to see a move towards dissemination of knowledge and legislation on this topic. It is the first time in my long career that I have attended such an informative presentation on this subject. I believe you are providing an invaluable service to this industry.”