To: All Installers of Lightning Protection Systems
From: David MacLeod, C.E.I., P.Eng., Chief Electrical Inspector
Date: March 3/03
As of February 28/03 the Lightning Rod Act and associated Regulations are repealed ( no longer in force or applicable ).
Therefore a License and a bond is no longer required to install Lightning Protection Systems in Nova Scotia.
The method of installing Lightning Protection Systems is now addressed in the new Fire Safety Regulations.
The following is an unofficial excerpt from those regulations indicating the new procedure.
A " fire official " is a person as defined in the Fire Safety Act.
Certificates of installation are required for each installation and shall be a letter signed by the installer indicating the following information:
Certificates of installation sent to the Office of the Fire Marshal are for record purposes only.
Installations shall be installed per the most recent edition of the CSA B-72 code which at present is the 1998 revised edition and may be updated at any time in the future. So continue to check with CSA every few years to ensure you have the most recent copy.
The Fire Safety Regulations will be available soon on the government website at Consolidated Nova Scotia Regulations in which you can search for the Regulations through the Fire Safety Act or through the Department of Labour and Advanced Education site.
Copies of the CSA B -72 Installation Code for Lightning Protection Systems can be purchased through Canadian Standards Association ( CSA ) Phone: 416-747-4000 or check their website at: Canadian Standards Association ( through the online store and catalogue search for the subject " lightning protection " ).
Should you have any questions you can call me at 902-424-8018.