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lightning conductor

, rod
a metal strip terminating in a series of sharp points, attached to the highest part of a building, etc., to discharge the electric field before it can reach a dangerous level and cause a lightning strike

Lightning conductor

A metal device that leads an electrical charge from a strike by lightning safely to the ground; typically a braided copper wire connected to a lightning rod on the roof and grounded to a water pipe or other underground metal conductor.

lightning conductor

[′līt·niŋ kən‚dək·tər]
(electricity)
A conductor designed to carry the current of a lightning discharge from a lightning rod to ground.

lightning conductor, lightning rod

lightning conductor
A metallic cable or rod, running from the highest point on the roof of a building (and insulated from it) to the ground; protects the building, should lightning strike, by providing a direct path to ground.
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Two weeks ago part of the building's lightning conductor was stolen for its copper piping.
The works could also include the new installation / repair of Aerials, CCTV Systems, Door Entry Systems, Fire Alarm Systems Systems, Smoke Ventilation Systems, Social Alarm Systems, Security Doors, Roof Fans to Hi-rise blocks, Lightning Conductors, Photovoltaic and Solar Thermal systems, Laundry Equipment, Catering Equipment, Cold Water Pressure Booster Sets, Closomats, Automated Car Park Barriers, Automated Door Openers, DualCom, High Rise Aerial Catenaries and the repair of Roller shutter doors, Dry Risers and Air Conditioning.
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Prior Information Notice: Ref: 2015 / 101 lightning conductors, fall arrest systems and radio masts reactive maintenance.
Prior Information Notice: Ref: 2015 / 062 lightning conductors, fall arrest systems and radio masts servicing and maintenance.
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