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FULL STEAM AHEAD WITH ELPA CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (CoC) PROGRAMME | ECASA
FULL STEAM AHEAD WITH ELPA CERTIFICATES OF COMPLIANCE (CoC) PROGRAMME The newly established Earthing and Lighting Protection Association (ELPA) is busy working towards the launch of its Certificates of Compliance (CoC) programme by the end of November 2017. This is part of ELPA's stated aim of improving and empowering those in the lightning protection industry in order to protect life as well as property, in line with the organisation's motto: 'Achieving certainty through certification and compliance'. ELPA national director, Trevor Manas, says, "It has been a concern for some time in the earthing and lightning protection industry that, currently, there are no formal recognitions or competencies required to sign off on the Lightning Protection Safety Report (or CoC) – legally, no qualification is required. Hence, ELPA has developed its own lightning protection system (LPS) safety report according to the SANS 10313 Code of Practice, allowing for only ELPA-accredited people with valid