The DEHN Academy has been opened in South Africa, offering workshops, trainings, seminars on surge protection and lightning protection, covering the basics of lightning, surges, risk analysis, and the design of lightning and surge protection applications in different sectors.
The academy, which is set to offer weekly training sessions and quarterly seminars, is aimed at engineers, end-users, consultants, electricians, and architects across Africa. “Essentially it will target anyone who wants to learn more about lightning protection,” says Hano Oelofse, technical manager at DEHN Africa.
“Since DEHN Africa was established in 2013, we have noted that many of our continents engineers, consultants and end-users lack sufficient experience in the design of compliant lightning protection systems. We hope that with the launch of the DEHN Academy we can sufficiently upskill and inform all of these parties on lighting and surge protection,” he adds.
The academy’s seminars will focus on the content of the IEC/EN 62305 2010-12 standard, which includes four distinct parts: general principles, risk management, physical damage to structures and life hazard, and electronic systems protection. This standard was fully adopted by SANS.
The quarterly seminars will also allow participants to gain one accredited CDP (Continuing Professional Development) point.