The preferred SABS - ISO 9001:2015 industry specialist 

SME Lightning Protection and Earthing, with more than 35 years industry experience, has become the first lightning protection specialist company in the industry to be certified by the SABS to comply with the international ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standards.

Industry leading quality reputation

In 2018, SME celebrated 30 years of recognition by the SABS as a leading company in terms of compliance to International Quality Standards. SME has once again proved that the company is on a trajectory to lead the industry, not only from a technical expertise and experience point of view but also in terms of a trusted and respected, professional quality company delivering an exceptional high-level of service to our clients. 

"We are very proud to be the first SABS certified company in our industry, according to the ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System standards. This recognition reflects the continuous hard work our team is putting in to evolve our systems and to ensure that we are continuously monitoring and improving our internal processes, safety compliance, and ensuring quality installations and unmatched client service in the industry, which provides us with a real competitive difference." Stated Eduard Ferreira, Commercial and Financial Director.

Fast-growing specialist company

The increasing demand for the SME Lightning Protection and Earthing's specialised services has propelled SME to evolve the business even further and faster to expand the operations to support our growing client base across Southern African countries including South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland, Zambia and Kenya.

Technical expertise

While many competitors claim they comply with the relevant SANS codes of practice, most of them are actually never audited against any QMS system or any installation compliance elements against these SANS codes.

(It simply means they mark their own homework under the false pretense that they strictly follow the relevant SANS)

SME Lightning Protection and Earthing provides peace of mind and quality assurance to our clients, as part of our commitment to being a quality driven company, our compliance with the ISO 9001:2015 standards and industry code of practice contained in the South African National Standards (SANS) we are annually audited by the SABS.

The following key South African National Standards govern our company and industry:

  • SANS 10089:2017 Electrical and other installations (Petroleum industry)

  • SANS 10313:2018 Protection against lightning – Physical damage to structures and life hazard

  • SANS 10199:2016 The design and installation of earth electrodes

  • SANS 62305:2011 Protection against lightning (Part 1)

  • SANS 62305:2011 Protection against lightning - Risk Management (Part 2)

  • SANS 62305:2011 Protection against lightning – Physical damage to structures and life hazard (Part 3)

  • SANS 62305:2011 Protection against lightning – Electrical and electronic systems within structures (Part 4)


And the Occupational Health and Safety Act No85 of 1993 and Regulations.

Integrity driven company

SME has a strong culture of shared values and prescribed business ethics policies and processes which has guided the business to stay clear of any collusive conduct or irregularities which is so prominent in the construction industry.  

Safety is our priority 

Not only do we provide quality protection to our clients to protect their people, property and equipment but we adhere to a high standard of safety with our installations, our tools, equipment and vehicles as well in the way we operate from our operational offices.

Business Driven 

We harness a business driven culture where we promote excellence in the working environment where we encourage forward thinking, pro-activeness, problem-solving attitudes and a hard-working business drive.

We encourage training and development as we are ear-marking the future business leaders.

We have a strong team building culture and have participated and completed various challenges and races as a team.


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Healthy Living - Challenge Yourself Events

Colour runs




Jeep Hill 2 Hill "No guts No story" 10th Anniversary MTB Race


The SME team participated in the annual Jeep Hill 2 Hill mountain bike race.

The monstrous race took place over a 100km distance starting at World's View in Hilton PMB and ending at Shongweni. The weather played along with mostly overcast weather which provided the perfect cycling conditions for the riders.

Marius Janse van Rensburg (SME Owner and Operations Director) led by example and completed the grueling race in just over 6 hours and the rest of the team followed and completed the race safely. There was also participation at the 10km race on the Sunday.

The SME team went all out and participated proudly in the 10th Anniversary of this legendary race in KZN.

The SME culture actively promotes a healthy lifestyle in the business!


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