Lightning is one of the biggest threats to mankind and animals apart from property loss. When there is a threat, risk will always be there, which needs to be mitigated. Otherwise there will be damages which results in losses.
Due to the enormous increase of the high rise buildings, the risk has only increased to manifold. To address the issue, in 2007, Malaysia adopted the IEC 62305 as Malaysian Standard (MS), which means MS IEC 62305 from then now on has replaced the BS6651:1999 Code of practice for the protection of buildings and structures against lightning.
MS IEC 62305 – Protection against Lightning has 4 parts
MS IEC 62305-1: Basic Principles
MS IEC 62305-2: Risk Assessment
MS IEC 62305-3: Protection of structures & Life Hazards.
MS IEC 62305-4: Protection of electrical & electronic systems within structure.
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