Offering STE04 and PTS qualified structural examiners Arco Professional Safety Services are able to offer our specialist access teams to carry out a range of inspection services to the rail industry.
Detailed inspections, or ‘tactile’ – surveys, where every structural element is examined, photographed and its condition recorded. The frequency is risk-based and ranges from annually to every 12 years, depending on past reports.
Visual inspections are usually carried out annually and don’t usually involve any specialist access. Visual exams are used to check-up for tracked defects and any new areas of concern from ground level.
Inspections for Assessment of structures for its load carrying capacity involves not only analysis and calculations but also the inspection of the structure concerned. The inspections verify the forms of construction and the nature and condition of the structural components.