Lightning safety for golfers

August 15th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize

 

Every year, lightning strikes result in property damage and the death of people and animals. Those people finding themselves exposed in the open during a thunderstorm, such as golfers and hikers, are especially at risk. Severe lightning injuries and fatalities are reported annually from all over the world, especially on golf courses, making shelters vital to protect golfers from the effects of lightning.

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These shelters must be equipped with a lightning protection system, should not be located in exposed locations such us on hilltops, at the edge of woodland, or under single trees. Shelters are only lightning-proof if they are equipped with adequate lightning protection conductive systems, such as electrical cables, are included in the equipotential bonding, and suitable measures for preventing touch voltages have been taken.

Contact Alexis Baswise, Dehn Protection, Tel 011 704-1487, alexis.barwise@dehn-africa.com

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