29 june 2024
One Day Seminar on “MS IEC 62305:2007 Protection Against Lightning”

(Co-organised with Pekat Engineering Sdn. Bhd.)


Date              :      Saturday, 29 June 2024

Time              :      9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Venue           :      Level 8, Santa Maria, TROVE Johor Bahru

Speaker        :      (1) Mr. Gary Blackshaw – ABB Furse (2) Mr. Yeffry Wiyana – ABB Furse



Malaysia, being a high lightning density zone, experiences many lightning strikes throughout the year. A well-designed lightning protection system is necessary, especially with guidance from MS IEC 62305, to protect against physical damage and life hazards. The surge wave arising from lightning and power switching have caused significant concern, as industry equipment increasingly incorporates electronics, which are susceptible to transient surge waves. With the Code of Practice MS IEC 62305, ABB Furse provides a simple selection guide that fulfils the standards and the design needs.



By the end of the course, participants will have a fundamental understanding of theories and basic design proficiency according to MS IEC 62305. They will be able to check on risk levels using the risk assessment tool and ensure the correct selection materials as per the required standards.


About the Speakers:

Mr. Gary Blackshaw Mr. Gary Blackshaw is a qualified engineer who graduated from Arnold & Carlton, Digby College, Nottingham, UK in 1987. He completed a four-year apprenticeship, including ONC & City & Guild qualifications from the same institution. He joined the global market leader WJ Furse in 1993, initially as an estimating engineer and quotations administrator in Earthing & Lightning Protection products. He then progressed to technical sales in the UK, managing specialist Installer customers along with key distributors, consultants, and electrical contractors. He has worked on projects from concept and design to final installation. Now, as Business Development Manager, he supports regions with training and seminars on the Furse products and associated standards. He manages the Furse technical team and has regional sales responsibilities for different territories, providing support to global teams. With nearly 30 years of experience, he has gained in-depth knowledge of the Furse UK operation and product offerings through work with industry trade associations and key clients.


Mr. Yeffry Wiyana holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Satya Wacana Christian University, Indonesia, an MBA from SP Jain, Singapore, and a Post Graduate Diploma from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He started his professional career as an application engineer for electrical and instrumentation systems before moving into technical sales. Since joining ABB Furse in 2010, he has built competency and experience in earthing and lightning protection systems. His current role is Regional Sales Manager, where he works closely with project consultants and contractors, participating in technical sharing, training, and seminars on earthing and lightning protection systems.


Registration will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. Kindly return the reply slip to the IEM (SB) office before 25 June 2024 together with a non-refundable cheque for the participant fees made payable to The Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (Southern Branch). Alternatively, you could bank-in the participant fees into the Institution’s Maybank Current Account (No. 5-013920-15708), and to facsimile both the Bank-in and Reply Slips to the Institution. The Institution requests all members co-operation in ensuring fees are paid in advance for the seminar. Please also be reminded that fees will not be refunded to absent participants who have paid, and to also note that all reservations must be paid despite participant cancellations. Thank you for your continuous support of the Institution.


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