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Paper cut lightning shape, lightning with light and shadow. Placed on a light blue paper b
Paper cut lightning shape, lightning with light and shadow. Placed on a light blue paper b

Our History

In 2015 Cem Novella and Jason McGee, proposed the update of  AS/NZS 1020:1995 and Australian adoption of IEC TS 60079.32.1 2012.

 

The proposals were submitted to Standards Australia and both the EL-014 and  EL-025 committees went to work on the adoption of IEC TS 60079.32.1: 2012 (now SA TS 60079.32.1 2022) and updating the 20+year old standard AS/NZS 1020:1995 (now AS/NZS 1020:2023).

 

Whilst the adoption of IEC TS 60079.32.1 was a relatively seamless adoption and transition, the update of AS/NZS 1020:1995 was considerably more challenging. The committee responsible for AS/NZS 1020:1995 had to be re-instated and re-constituted (At the time, this committee had been designated defunct and the Australian standard AS/NZS 1020:1995 that it was responsible for, in danger of becoming obsolete).

During this process it became evident that there was a significant lack of awareness within industry, specific to static electricity and lightning protection in relation to hazardous areas. It was important to gather together the "knowledge holders", and "subject matter experts " to help fill in these gaps.

 

And so The Center for Static Electricity and Lightning Protection CSELP was born.

 

What we do !

CSELP raise awareness of static electricity and lightning in relation to hazardous areas in the following ways:

1. SELP Annual Conference and AGM - This conference, held in many different locations since 2015 has been the cornerstone of the organisations focus on "raising awareness". Over the course of 9 years the event has had many notable speakers and has been instrumental in bringing together the broader industry, "knowledge holders" and "subject matter experts" to improve static electricity and lightning protection awareness and outcomes. 

2. Assisting Australian & New Zealand Regulators, Emergency Services and the Insurance Industry through member engagement programs.

3. Assisting International and Local Standards committees in drafting and reviewing Australian and International Standards. CSELP continue to provide information to the relevant committees as part of an ongoing continuous improvement program.

 

CSELP was pivotal in the drafting of AS/NZS 1020:2023 and the adoption of SA TS 60079.32.1: 2022 . In recent times the committee has begun raising awareness of lightning in relation to hazardous areas 

The Committee

The CSELP committee is comprised of  20+ members from all around the world. It includes representation from:

the static electricity and lightning protection industry 

regulatory authorities and international and local standards committees  

compliance and auditing organisations, investigation and insurance industry

first responders and emergency services

and the scientific, research and development community.

 

CSELP is a "not for profit" private organisation. 

Meet Our Executive Team

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Cem Novella

Chair of CSELP 

Cem Novella is also the chair of EL-025 Australian standard  committee ( AS/NZS 1020:2023 ). Cem is also a member of other Australian standard committees including EL-024 (AS 1768:2021) and advisor to EL-014 SA TS 60079.32.1:2022 

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Jason McGee

 Vice Chair of CSELP

Jason McGee is the chair of EL-014 Australian standard  committee ( AS/NZS 60079 series ). Jason is also a member of other Australian and International standard committees including TC 31

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Justine Novella

Secretary/Administrator  of CSELP 

Justine Novella is the  organisational manager for CSELP. Her role includes the organisation of the AGM, SELP conference and member engagement programs

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