TAKO since 1979: Lightning Conductor Inspection for Guarantee Safety

Lightning Conductor Inspection


Protecting businesses from lightning strikes is essential. They have the potential to cause damage to property and equipment, as well as pose a risk to human life. Lightning conductor inspections are an important part of a comprehensive lightning safety plan. Regular inspections help to ensure that lightning conductors are in proper working order, ready to protect buildings and their occupants from the harmful effects of lightning strikes.

What is a Lightning Conductor?

Lightning Conductor

The lightning rod, which is also known as the lightning conductor or the air terminal, is an essential element of a structure’s system of lightning protection. Here’s how it functions:

Attracting Lightning:

In the case of lightning, a lightning conductor will serve as a better way for the electrical discharge to pass through. It receives the lightning bolts and redirects them away from the structure.

Safe Discharge:

The lightning conductor is interconnected with a network of conductive materials such as copper or aluminum rods. These cables act as a means of electrical energy transporting safely through the building and away from the building and its occupants.

TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd, which has been in existence since 1979, has outstanding expertise in lightning protection. We are devoted to safety which makes us use only the most advanced technologies and our solutions are guaranteed to be reliable.

TAKO’s Experience and Expertise

lightning conductor inspection TAKO since 1979

A Legacy Since 1979

TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd has been at the forefront of lightning protection systems for over four decades. Our journey began in 1979, driven by a commitment to safeguard lives, properties, and businesses from the unpredictable forces of nature.

Our Pioneering Vision

Safety First: From day one, our mission has been to create a safer world by mitigating the risks posed by lightning strikes. We understand that prevention is key, and our solutions reflect this unwavering dedication.

Innovation: TAKO has consistently pushed the boundaries of technology. Our engineers and researchers collaborate to develop cutting-edge lightning protection systems that surpass industry standards.

Global Impact: Our footprint extends beyond Malaysia. We’ve partnered with clients worldwide, securing diverse structures—from residential homes to industrial complexes.

The TAKO Team: Experts in Lightning Protection. Our team comprises seasoned professionals who bring unmatched expertise to the table:

Certified Engineers: Our engineers hold certifications in lightning protection design, installation, and inspection. They stay abreast of the latest advancements to ensure optimal system performance.

Field Technicians: These skilled individuals conduct on-site inspections, maintenance, and repairs. Their attention to detail ensures that every lightning conductor functions flawlessly.

Collaboration: TAKO fosters a collaborative environment where knowledge-sharing is encouraged. Our team collaborates with architects, builders, and facility managers to integrate lightning protection seamlessly into building designs.

The Lightning Conductor Inspection Process

lightning conductor inspection

At TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd, our lightning conductor inspection process is a meticulous and comprehensive endeavor. We leave no stone unturned in ensuring the safety and reliability of your lightning protection system. Let’s delve into the details:

1. Initial Assessment

Visual Inspection:

  • We verify the conducting elements like lightning conductors, down conductors, and earth point, and then continue with the checking of the lightning protection system.
  • Carry out all the needed checks like the deterioration of any wiring and connections and any physical damage.


  • The first step will be the creation of the workflow on the system to determine the current system’s descriptions. 
  • We take note of the serial number or MAC address of every device and map their location to recognize the state of the device, which helps us keep track of the repair history of every device.

2. Advanced Technologies and Methodologies

Thermal Imaging:

  • The Thermal cameras, which read the invisible things, are our options. It will be the case if conditions or temperature anomalies are noted, indicating the presence or absence of the problem.
  • Such technology is smart in that in addition to being non-intrusive, it is used to help to isolate or deactivate the damaged parts or those that need to be repaired.

Ultrasonic Testing:

  • Thanks to ultrasonic wave technology, you can scan through and find failures, such as conductors and joints. Finally, another crucial part of third-world countries’ modernization process is improving infrastructure.
  • It does not come as a rhythm, but it is the vibrations of the bolts getting loose or the joints working off.

Electrical Resistance Measurement:

  • The high lightning and conductor resistance are the most prominent parameters that will lead to effective lightning dissipation.
  • The main obstacle that concerns us is the resistance ensuring that conductivity will be the most correct and reliable.

High-Resolution Photography:

  • By employing the highly efficacious imagery, data recording options will be essentially available.
  • With the use of taking detailed photos, some days later, we will look at them closely and dig deep to make sure we understand all the components to make a reference list.

4. Reporting and Recommendations

Comprehensive Report:

  • Our report comes complete with conclusions, suggestions, and remedial recommendations.
  • Repairs, urgent and routine, are on top of our list we also provide a timeline for preventive maintenance.

5. Educating Clients:

  • We are explaining the overall significance of each finding and helping clients to take better control of the things they need to do to be properly informed.
  • The foundation brick of trust is being transparent.

Importance of Regular Inspections

The importance of Lightning Conductor Inspection

Safeguarding Your Property: Why Routine Inspections Matter

As we continue our journey through the world of lightning protection, let’s explore the critical role of regular inspections. Neglecting these inspections can have far-reaching consequences for both your building’s integrity and the safety of its occupants.

1. Safety and Compliance

Safety Assurance: Regular inspections ensure that your lightning protection system remains effective. Faulty or damaged conductors may fail to divert lightning strikes, putting lives at risk. By adhering to inspection schedules, you prioritize the safety of everyone within your premises.

Legal Requirements: Many countries have regulations mandating periodic inspections of lightning protection systems. Compliance with these standards is crucial to avoid legal penalties and insurance issues. As responsible business owners, meeting safety requirements is non-negotiable.

2. Impact on Building Integrity

Structural Damage: Lightning strikes can cause structural damage, leading to costly repairs. A well-maintained lightning protection system prevents fire, electrical surges, and other destructive consequences.

Electrical Systems: Neglected conductors may compromise your electrical systems. Surges from lightning strikes can damage sensitive equipment, disrupt operations, and result in downtime.

Roof and Facade: Lightning conductors are often installed on roofs and facades. Corroded or damaged components can weaken these areas, affecting the overall integrity of your building.

3. Occupant Safety

Electrical Shocks: Faulty conductors increase the risk of electrical shocks. Regular inspections identify issues before they escalate, protecting occupants and visitors.

Fire Prevention: Lightning-induced fires can devastate properties. Properly maintained conductors prevent electrical fires, preserving lives and assets.

TAKO’s Recommendations

Frequency: We recommend annual inspections for most properties. However, high-risk structures (such as tall buildings, industrial facilities, and historical landmarks) may require more frequent checks.

Scheduling: Coordinate inspections with routine maintenance. Consider seasonal changes, extreme weather, and any modifications to your building.

Thoroughness: Don’t cut corners. Inspect every component—air terminals, down conductors, grounding systems—with attention to detail.

Remember, when it comes to lightning safety, TAKO has you covered since 1979. Choose reliability, choose TAKO.

Beyond Inspection: Comprehensive Protection Solutions

TAKO’s Comprehensive Approach

At TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd, we believe that lightning protection goes beyond mere inspection. Our comprehensive solutions encompass design, installation, and ongoing maintenance. Let’s explore how we integrate lightning protection into the broader safety framework of your property.

1. Design Excellence

Customized Solutions: No two buildings are alike. Our experts analyze your structure, considering architectural nuances, location, and risk factors. We tailor lightning protection systems to fit seamlessly into your design.

Risk Assessment: We evaluate the vulnerability of your property to lightning strikes. High-risk areas receive special attention, ensuring maximum safety.

2. Precise Installation

Skilled Craftsmanship: Our installation team comprises trained professionals who follow industry best practices. From air terminals to grounding systems, every component is meticulously placed.

Quality Materials: We source high-quality materials to withstand environmental conditions. Our installations adhere to international standards.

3. Regular Maintenance

Scheduled Checks: Beyond inspections, we offer routine maintenance. Our technicians assess system performance, address wear and tear, and make necessary adjustments.

Emergency Response: In case of damage due to lightning strikes, our rapid response team ensures timely repairs.

4. Integration with Building Safety Measures

Fire Safety: Lightning-induced fires can be catastrophic. Our systems work in tandem with fire suppression measures, minimizing risks.

Electrical Safety: Proper grounding prevents electrical surges, safeguarding sensitive equipment and occupants.

Structural Integrity: Well-maintained lightning conductors contribute to the overall stability of your building.

Compliance and Certification: Ensuring Lightning Safety with TAKO

Industry Standards and Regulations

When it comes to lightning protection, adherence to industry standards is paramount. Let’s explore how TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd aligns its lightning protection systems with the highest safety benchmarks.

MS IEC 62305 Standard: Guiding Excellence

The MS IEC 62305 standard plays a pivotal role in shaping the design, installation, and maintenance of Lightning Protection Systems (LPS) in Malaysia. Specifically tailored for our country, this standard addresses:

Risk Assessment: Evaluating the vulnerability of structures to lightning strikes.

System Design: Crafting effective lightning protection solutions.

Ongoing Maintenance: Ensuring long-term reliability.

TAKO’s commitment to excellence is evident in seamlessly integrating MS IEC 62305 principles into its LPS. Compliance isn’t a mere checkbox; it reflects TAKO’s dedication to creating resilient structures. From meticulous risk assessment to component selection, installation, and regular maintenance, TAKO sets new benchmarks for effectiveness and reliability.

Conclusion: Prioritize Lightning Conductor Inspection with TAKO

In summary, TAKO Astatic Technology Sdn Bhd stands as a beacon of safety in the realm of lightning protection. With a legacy dating back to 1979, our expertise spans design, installation, and maintenance. We adhere to the MS IEC 62305 standard, ensuring compliance and reliability. Now, it’s your turn:

Take Action:

  • Inspect: Regularly assess your lightning protection system.
  • Consult: Reach out to TAKO for personalized solutions tailored to your property.

Remember, when it comes to lightning safety, TAKO has you covered since 1979. Choose reliability, choose TAKO.

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How are lightning conductors tested?

At TAKO, we employ advanced technologies and methodologies for lightning conductor testing. Our experts conduct thorough visual inspections, utilize thermal imaging to detect hidden issues, employ ultrasonic testing to assess integrity and measure electrical resistance. Through a comprehensive approach, we ensure that lightning conductors are thoroughly tested for optimal performance and safety.

How often does lightning protection need to be inspected?

Lightning protection systems should be inspected regularly to ensure they remain effective. At TAKO, we recommend periodic inspections at least once a year. However, the frequency may vary depending on factors such as the location of the building and environmental conditions. Our team can provide personalized recommendations tailored to your specific needs to ensure continuous protection.

How do you maintain a lightning conductor?

Maintenance of lightning conductors is crucial for their longevity and effectiveness. TAKO offers comprehensive maintenance services, including cleaning, tightening connections, repairing damaged components, and conducting system integrity checks. Our proactive approach ensures that your lightning protection system remains in optimal condition, providing maximum safety for your building and occupants.

Do lightning rods need to be inspected?

Yes, lightning rods, also known as air terminals, require regular inspection to ensure they are functioning correctly. TAKO conducts thorough inspections of lightning rods as part of our comprehensive lightning protection system assessments. Any deviations from standards or signs of wear and tear are promptly addressed to maintain the integrity of the system.

How do you check conductors?

Conductors play a crucial role in dissipating lightning strikes safely. At TAKO, we utilize various testing methods to check conductors thoroughly. This includes visual inspections for signs of damage, thermal imaging to detect hidden issues, ultrasonic testing to assess integrity, and electrical resistance measurement to ensure optimal conductivity. Our meticulous approach guarantees that conductors are thoroughly checked and maintained for reliable performance.

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