About Us

Based in Littlehampton, West Sussex and with over 15 years’ experience in the industry, I founded EarthForce Lightning Protection with a view to offering competitive rates for lightning protection system installations, tests, repairs and upgrades.

Having worked as a steeplejack for several years prior to specialising in lightning protection, in 2010 I achieved the NVQ2 Lightning Protection Engineer qualification and worked on planning and fitting new systems to buildings and structures of all types and sizes, as well as testing existing systems and carrying out repairs as required, in compliance with the BS EN 62305 and for church buildings, the BS EN 6651 and BS CP 326.

I spent 7 years or so as an engineer then moved on to become a qualified Site Supervisor, managing and supporting engineers on site: monitoring and advising on health and safety, checking the quality of work, ensuring that standards were maintained and surpassed, and dealing  directly with on-site client enquiries or concerns.

Over the years I have worked on major projects for the Ministry of Defence and Crossrail (the new HS2), on churches and castles, high rise buildings including schools, colleges and office blocks, as well as on various residential systems.

Having then been promoted to client liaison and sales manager, I came off the tools and became more involved in the planning and quoting of works, acting as first point of contact for clients and benefiting from business and management coaching, which then led me to set up EarthForce Lightning Protection, offering competitive rates for lightning protection tests, repairs and upgrades.

Certifications   (may be viewed upon request)

OFQUAL NVQ2 in Accessing Operations and Rigging
Lightning Conductor Engineering including accreditation for:

  • Commission Lightning Conductor Installation Systems
  • Move and Handle Resources
  • Conform to Efficient Work Practices
  • Conform to General Workplace Safety
  • Erect and Remove Specialist Access Equipment
  • Install Lightning Conductor Systems
  • Locate and Protect Utilities Apparatus and Sub-Structures
  • Utilise Provision for Fall Arrest
Site Safety Plus:
Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme for the Construction and Civil Engineering Industries [CITB Construction Skills]
Safe Working at Heights and Ladder Safety  [National Construction College]
CSCS NVQ2 Skilled Worker: Lightning Conductor Engineer issued in partnership with ATLAS
IPAF Operator Training Certificate: Mobile Vertical Platforms (3a) and Mobile Boom (3b)
LabourPLUS Emergency First Aid at Work (Construction)
PASMA Certificate of Competence: Tower User
FurseWeld (exothermic welding) Certification [Furse]
Enhanced APCS (Access Personal Checking Services Ltd) criminal records check
Various managerial certifications with Citation Professional Solutions including:

  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Manual Handling
  • CDM Awareness for Managers and Supervisors
  • Environmental Awareness for Managers
  • Environmental Awareness for Employees
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Data Protection Part 1: The Principles of Data Protection
  • Bribery Act 2010
  • Managing Disciplinary Investigations

If you would like a quote for your:

  • lightning protection installation
  • repairs or upgrades
  • annual tests
  • the EarthForce Four Seasons Test Plan

or have any other enquiry please get in touch by phone, email or using the online form below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Michael Ward

CHAS Accredited Contractor

Phone: 01903 724272
Mobile: 07787 056909
Email: michael@earthforcelp.com

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