About us

The Steeplejack and Lightning Protection Training Group (SLPTG) were formed as the Steeplejack Industry Training Group, in August 1974 to organise systematic training for the industry.

The Training Group works closely with Government, industry bodies and members to formulate and develop operative training and development for the lightning protection and steeplejacking industries. This has included developing the steeplejack and lightning protection national apprenticeship schemes, and the NVQ L3 Inspect and Test.

The Training Group also organises sector-specific training courses for its members, from apprentices and operatives through to management and supervisory roles.  Courses are organised throughout the year at a low-cost or free of charge for members. Details of current courses and dates can be viewed in courses and events.


The Training Group work closely with the National Specialist Accredited Centre (NSAC), Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the National Construction College (NCC).

The Training Group continues to work closely with the Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists (ATLAS), whose criteria require all UK-based full members to also be a member of the Training Group.