Earthing Bonding, Lightning &
Surge Protection
Of Electrical & Electronic System
and Equipment

02 – 06 September 2024
Sandton Centre Johannesburg South Africa.

Earthing Bonding, Lightning & Surge Protection

Register Now! Limited Seats Available!

R17,999.00 Per Delegate

Course Outline

Earthling is an integral part of any electrical system. Properly selected earthing equipment will accomplish many desirable objectives, such as:

  • Improving the system operating characteristics.
  • Providing a source of earth fault current relaying.
  • Reducing personnel hazards.

This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and an up-to-date overview of earthing, bonding, lightning and surge protection of electrical and electronic systems & equipment. It covers the recommended design and installation practices for earthing and bonding; the earthing for building electrical systems; the typical rules to be applied for the electrical and electronic systems & equipment; and the earthing and noise control.

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participants will be able to:

  • Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on earthing, bonding, lightning and surge protection of electrical and electronic systems & equipment
  • Implement the recommended design and installation practices for earthing and bonding
  • Practice earthing for building electrical systems and determine the typical rules to be applied for the electrical and electronic systems & equipment
  • Apply earthing and noise control and detect electrical faults on equipment
  • Identify the various applications of earthing and bonding and emphasize the need for a lightning protection system
  • Discuss surge and transient protection and carryout power conditioning

Who Should Attend

  • Electrical engineers,
  • Electrical Technicians,
  • Instrumentation engineers,
  • Plant Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Control engineers,
  • Chief Engineering Technician
  • Power protection engineers,
  • Designers,
  • Planners and other Technical staff

Course Outline:

Session 1 Introduction and Basics

o Fundamentals of Earthing
o Bonding
o Lightning
o Surge Protection
o Shielding

Recommended Design and Installation Practices

o Wiring and Earthing for Safety and Performance
o Wiring and Distribution Systems
o Dedicated and Derived Neutral Systems
o Earthing and Bonding Equipment

Session 2:

Fundamentals of Earthing for Building Electrical Systems

o Earthing of Building Systems
o Which Electrical Systems Can be Operated Ungrounded
o Proper Methods of Earthing Building Electrical Systems
o Location of the Service Earthing Connection
o Proper Sizing of Grounded (Neutral) Conductors

Typical Rules to be Applied

o Rules for Multiple Services to One Building
o Rules for Low Impedance and High Impedance Systems
o Rules for Bonding Requirements at Building Service Equipment
o Earthing Electrodes, Systems and Conductors
o Bonding Enclosures and Equipment
o Equipment Earthing Conductor Types
o Enclosure and Equipment Earthing
o Earthing of Separately Derived Systems
o Earthing at More than One Building
o Disconnecting Means for Separate Buildings

Session 3:
Earthing and Noise Control

o Misconceptions of Performance Earthing
o Single Point versus Multi Point Techniques
o Noise and Zero Signal Reference Grid
o Avoiding Non Recommended Practices
o Shielding

Electrical Faults

o Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
o Equipment Ground Fault Protection Systems

Session 4:

Applications of Earthing and Bonding

o Earthing and Bonding in Hazardous (Classified) Locations
o Earthing and Bonding for Health Care
o Earthing and Bonding for Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Spas
o Static and Electricity: Earthing and Bonding Requirements
o Common Violations
o Building Electrical Inspection Procedures
o How to Recognise Hazards


o Need for a Lightning Protection System
o Which Protection Systems Work and which Don’t
o Best Location for IT Equipment
o Optimum Earthing for Building
o Pitfalls of Isolated Earthing
o Shielding and Bonding of Electronics and Communications
o Optimum Location of Surge Protection Devices

Session 5:
Surge and Transient Protection

o Lightning Phenomena
o Protection of Power Supply
o Protection of Electric Communications Circuits
o Power System Faults and Switching Surges
o Mitigation Techniques

Power Conditioning

o Power Conditioners
o Uninterruptible Power Systems
o Power Quality Alternative Source

End of the workshop



While both In-House and Online training can present with cost-effectiveness and time-efficacy, there are some very specific differences between in-house courses and those based online.
The demand for additional courses by individuals or groups of people is increasing. Still, it depends entirely on the preferences of a person what type of training he or she wants to receive. Online courses and in-house training carry some similarities but they are considered to exhibit some very pivotal differences too. Despite that, both types of learning can be really beneficial for attendees.

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