BS EN 62305-1:2011 - Protection against lightning. General principles

BS EN 62305-1:2011

Protection against lightning. General principles

Status : Current, Project Underway   Published : June 2011



This part of IEC 62305 provides general principles to be followed for protection of structures against lightning, including their installations and contents, as well as persons.

The following cases are outside the scope of this standard:

  • railway systems;

  • vehicles, ships, aircraft, offshore installations;

  • underground high pressure pipelines;

  • pipe, power and telecommunication lines placed outside the structure.


These systems usually fall under special regulations produced by various specialized authorities.

Standard NumberBS EN 62305-1:2011
TitleProtection against lightning. General principles
StatusCurrent, Project Underway
Publication Date30 June 2011
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)EN 62305-4:2011, EN 62305-3:2011, EN 62305-2:2011, IEC 62305-3:2010, IEC 62305-4:2010, IEC 62305-2:2010
Informative References(Provided for Information)IEC 62305-4:2011, IEC 61643-1, IEC 61643-21, IEC 62305, IEC 61000-4-5, IEC 60664-1:2007, IEC 62305-3
ReplacesBS EN 62305-1:2006
International RelationshipsEN 62305-1:2011/AC:2016-11
Amended ByCorrigendum, February 2017
DescriptorsLightning protection, Earthing, Structures, Electrical protection equipment, Buildings, Building services, Electrical safety, Mathematical calculations, Telecommunication systems, Hazard prevention in buildings, Lightning conductors, Lightning, Surge protection, Damage, Electrical installations, Climatic protection
Title in FrenchProtection contre la foudre. Principes généraux
Title in GermanBlitzschutz. Allgemeine Grundsätze
ISBN978 0 580 96706 1
File Size5.35 MB

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