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Testing & Inspections

Industrial Chimneys

Central High Rise offer the knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to test and inspection all industrial chimney types, be these steel, concrete or brick. Our services cover all external aspects and internal refectory and flues.

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Depending on the chimney type, all inspections are a combination of both visual and specialist technical testing; all results, findings and recommendations are then fully documented with the supporting data, stills and video images as required.

As a general rule, Central High Rise would usually recommend that all chimneys types should be inspected on an annual basis, to ensure the chimney's structural stability and condition which can alter over time. In our experience a properly planned survey and maintenance schedule for any chimney, will help reduce know problems and can greatly extend the life cycle of a chimney.

As part of the chimney inspection service, we would also look to combine the inspection of any lightning protection systems fitted, testing for earth resistance and continuity and to ensure that the lightning protection system meets the latest requirements and relevant standards.

Please see our Chimneys Section for detail of all the testing, inspection and maintenance works Central High Rise offer and our specialist services for all chimney types.

At Central High Rise, all steel chimneys inspections are done in strict accordance with the HSE Guidance Note GS53 and the A.T.L.A.S Inspection guide for Single Flue Industrial Steel Chimneys and Multi Flue steel chimneys to BS4076.

Lightning Protection

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Central High Rise are fully qualified to offer a wide range of lightning protection products and services. This includes the test and inspection of existing lightning protection systems through to the design and installation of a full faraday cage system, or the supply and installation of early streamer emission (ESE) systems to both new builds or retro fits.

Our ATLAS accredited designers are fully qualified to carry out the necessary risk assessment to determine exactly what level of protection will be required.

Lightning Protection Testing to BS 6651:1999

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For any lightning protection system installed before August 2008, the system can be tested, inspected and maintained to a previous standard (BS 6651:1999 ‘ Protection of Structures Against Lightning’).

As per section 5 of the British Standard 6651, all Lightning Conductors and earth installations in the system should be “visually inspected and tested regularly at fixed intervals, preferably not exceeding 12 months”.

It is beneficial to choose a period slightly shorter than 12 months in order to vary the season in which tests are made.

Lightning Protection Testing to BS EN 62305:2006

For systems installed after August 2008 then the system must be tested and inspected and maintained to the new standard (BS EN 62305:2006 Protection Against Lightning). BS EN 62305 E.7.1

Again the standard is that ‘The Lightning Protection System should be visually inspected at least annually’. The statutory instrument applicable in the UK and published by the authority having jurisdiction is the Electricity at Work Regulation 1989 (EWR).

Early streamer emission systems

Where cost or the aesthetics of the building is an issue we also can offer the supply and installation of early streamer emission systems. The ESE standard, NF C 17 – 102, is from a Member State of Europe.

Fall Protection Systems

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As specialists in fall protection systems, Central High Rise are fully qualified to offer the testing, certification and ongoing scheduled maintenance of the majority of the fall arrest systems offered by the UK suppliers. On inspection, all fall arrest systems are tested in accordance with BSEN 795 & EN7883.

Single Point Safety Anchors

Single Point Safety Anchors

Central High Rise also supply, install, inspect, test and maintain a range of single point safety anchors, connectors, abseil anchors and hooks for use when working at height.

These devices include a range of static eyebolts for work restraint, work positioning and to provide fall protection when window cleaning. All safety anchors and eyebolts are categorised and tested according to their usage and design.


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