Structure Examinations

We provide high-quality training, competency assessments and structure examinations mainly for the railway sector. All training and examinations are provided by expert professionals from a range of industries, with the ability to inspire candidates to work at the highest levels.

Tunnels, Culverts, Bridges

Inspire (Structures) Ltd specialise in railway asset inspections and examinations, even on the most complex structures, such as tunnels and culverts. Our highly qualified team of engineers and examiners possess a wide range of industry competencies.


The rail sector requires competent inspection engineers and our courses can be customised to exactly meet client requirements, so employees are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to handle railway structure examinations of any kind.


The development of our Dakk CCTV system allows engineers to examine culverts without any need to physically enter these high risk environments and with no requirement for any expensive dewatering or desilting.

Examination & Inspections

We undertake structure examinations on all railway assets, including complex structures such as tunnels. These are delivered by our team of experienced examiners and engineers.

Training & Qualifications

We are a training provider for staff involved in structure examinations of railway assets. We partner with a variety of companies and assist them in having trained, competent staff in line with Network Rail Competency standards. We also deliver training in Communication Skills (including Public Speaking, report writing, presenting with impact, motivational speaking); Strategy Building & Coaching Skills.


We develop innovative solutions to make the examination of structures safer, more efficient and more effective. Recent innovations include the development of Dakk CCTV systems which enable a culvert to be examined without the need to send a person into a high risk environment, and without costly dewatering or desilting. Utilising our CCTV systems we have delivered c. 500 examinations since the system was launched in 2016.

Examinations and Inspections of Tunnels, Culverts, Bridges and more

About Us



We are a proven supplier in the delivery of high quality training, competency assessments and structure examinations, primarily for the railway industry. 

We can access the most hard to reach places using specialist access techniques such as commercial diving, industrial roped access, confined spaces access and our own designed and built CCTV equipment.  To enable us to successfully deliver high quality and innovative  examination solutions we employ and engage with experienced and passionate professionals from a number of industries, with a winning mind-set to provide individuals with the tools to work at their very best. 

Our Managing Director, Joanna Thompson, and our Engineering Director, Wayne Thompson, have over fifty years of railway experience between them. This covers a variety of fields such as Permanent way, Works Delivery, Design and Structures Examination.

We are RISQS audited and also a Sentinel primary sponsor,  and members of IRATA and ADC. 

The culture within Inspire (Structures) is to continually drive collaboration, solutions and improvement in all that we do. We thrive on finding solutions to complex challenges in a simple manner. We work collaboratively with clients to share our philosophies and ideas and to equip assets owners to safely deliver best in class performance.


Inspire Structures

Manor Farm
3 High Street
YO13 9AE

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