Risk Assessment

The lightning risk assessment methodology is provided to assist the building owner, safety professional, or engineer in determining the risk of damage or injury due to lightning. The risk assessment takes into account many attributes of a building including environment, construction, occupancy, contents, and the potential consequences of a lightning strike. The effects of direct strikes are considered, as well as strikes to incoming services and the surrounding area. The assessment produces a final risk score based on lightning frequency, exposure vulnerability, and the consequence of a strike.