LPI Group, one of Europe’s leading specialists in the design, supply, installation, testing and maintenance of lightning, earthing and surge protection systems has received Qualifoudre certification.
Issued by the French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), the Qualifoudre certification ensures through an independent assessment that we comply with the requirements specified by the reference system, reliably implement a quality management system, respect the certification requirements, and apply the ministerial orders and standards in force.
The Qualifoudre certification will beneficially support LPI Group’s expansion in France, where we are already currently engaged on a number of high-profile data centre projects. This certification concerns the following areas: risk analysis, evaluation of risk components, technical studies and internal protection.
The lightning risk analysis defines the level of risk linked to the impact of lightning near or directly on a building or infrastructure. This analysis can be completed by a study defining the protections to be implemented to reduce this risk to an acceptable level. Qualifoudre certification is mandatory for ICPEs (Installations Classified for Environmental Protection) subject to Authorisation (A) and SEVESO (AS) by ministerial decree.
In addition, certification is recommended for all those who wish to protect their installations in the civil and military fields against the risks of lightning (safety of people, data, equipment, etc.).
LPI Group CEO, Paudi Reidy, comments on the new certification;
“In the last year, LPI Group has substantially grown our footprint within the French market. Achieving the Qualifoudre certification enables us to offer extra assurance to our clients that our solutions are delivered to French standards and regulations. We are currently delivering major projects in Paris and Toulouse where the certification is a requirement, which enhances our positioning as leaders in lightning protection systems within this region”.
LPI Group look forward to developing business across France as we approach 2022 as Qualifoudre certified lightning protection specialists!