The Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) has been formed to protect the consumer, establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice, and help to regulate and advise the lightning protection industry.
The formal establishment of ELPA is an important addition to the standard of safety in the South African lightning and protection industry. ELPA will offer training and certification of qualified designers, installers and inspectors, with recognition by SAQA, Wits University, SAIEE and others.
ELPA has been established as a non-profit organisation of voluntary membership.
“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.”