Inspection Services

We offer a full range of inspection services to asset owners and operators including:

  • Consultancy & Subject Matter Experts (SME)
  • Detailed Examinations
  • Visual Examinations
  • Underwater Examinations
  • Scour Assessments
  • Hidden Critical Element Examinations
  • Principle Inspections
  • General Inspections
  • Special Inspections
  • Inspection for Assessment

Our professional inspection teams are trained in safe access and inspection of a broad range of infrastructure assets. When you use Inspire, you will be provided with a comprehensive report that includes inspections on a full range of material types (including reinforced concrete, steel, cast iron and wrought iron, timber, masonry, and modern materials)

Sometimes, infrastructure can be difficult and costly to access. That’s why our team includes experts in the use of specialist access methods that allow our trained staff safe access to all areas, every time.

We use:

  • Industrial rope access
  • Commercial diving
  • Confined space entry and rescue
  • Unmanned inspection (DAKK CCTV and aerial drones)

We have experience inspecting an array of structure types including:


A structure that channels water through or under an obstacle. Typically constructed to be surrounded by soil, culverts can be constructed from a plastic pipe, reinforced concrete, or masonry. Our market-leading DAKK CCTV unit is perfect for the inspection of culvert structures.


A structure carrying a road, railway, or path over a depression or obstacle such as a river, burn, valley, road, or railway. Bridges can be constructed from a range of materials including steel, wrought iron, cast iron, timber, masonry, brick, concrete, and modern composite materials.


Similar to a bridge, a viaduct is a series of bridges, of the same span, connected together by vertical supports called piers. Typically found carrying railroads and constructed from stone or masonry. Our specialist rope access teams regularly inspect viaduct structures.

Retaining Walls

Structure designed to retain material on one side, preventing it from collapsing or slipping onto railway or highway infrastructure. Retaining walls are built using masonry, brick, and sheet piles materials to name but a few.

Coastal and River Defences

Structures that are designed and built to prevent and control flood risks. Common river defences include levees, reservoirs and culverts, whilst coastal defences take the form of sea walls, revetments and groynes. Our underwater specialists tackle these structures.

Tunnel Bores

A horizontal covered passageway that has been made through or under an obstruction, i.e. hill or river. Tunnels can be lined with brick or masonry or unlined with exposed rock. Our experienced engineering team love inspecting tunnels structures.

Tunnel Shafts

A vertical structure is made during tunnel bore construction to promote fresh air ventilation or the transport of materials associated with the construction of tunnel bores. Shafts can be brink-lined or unlined exposed rock.


A large man-made barrier built across a stream, river, or estuary to hold back water and raise its level, forming a reservoir used to generate electricity or as a water supply. Dam types include gravity, buttress, and arch dams.

Stations and Buildings

Building structures comprise four walls and a roof structure in their most basic form. Station buildings are often much more complex with a labyrinth of buildings, cross passages, and ancillary components. Our teams enjoy inspecting these involved structures.

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