Fire Tower Lightning Protection

Project Details

Client : Forestry Corporation
Type : Upgrade and installation of Lightning Protection systems to 18 fire tower lookout structures.
Date : 2015 to 2016
Scope of project:

Supply and installation of complete lightning protection systems for 18 fire tower lookout structures. The locations of the fire towers were from Bega on the South Coast to Casino on the Far North Coast.

The project locations were mostly in remote areas which required coordination with the Forestry Corporation and associated authorities.

The project required the need for work at heights equipment including elevated work platforms that reached 45m in height.

Each location required buried earth grids and deep earth electrodes at various depths. Connections were specialised “Cadweld” and difficult above ground installations were required.

The projects required challenging management and coordination skills and were successfully completed in early 2016.