Inspection, Maintenance & Repair: Steel Structures

What topics are covered by the course?


With close adherence to the INSPECTION MANUAL FOR HIGHWAY STRUCTURES and European Standards, the accepted processes for inspection will be explained and discussed.
Filling out the inspection form correctly and grading defects in accordance with standards.
What kinds of defects to look for in steel structures.
View photographs of different defects allowing candidates to score them with notation and the results will be discussed.
Identifying cracks in weld runs
Cast Iron Structures
Orthotropic Steel Structures
Discussion of the reasons for accurate identification and scoring of defects on inspection forms.
Discussion about the LANTRA Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme.
Bearings; types, identifying and reporting defects.

Methods used to protect against corrosion and Highways Agency Specifications.
Corrosion of structural steel and how bridge designs can affect it.
Weathering Steel
Enclosure systems

Standardised methods of repair for all defects will be examined and discussed.

Who should attend?

Intended for:

The course is aimed at inspectors, technicians and graduate engineers as an introduction to steel bridge inspecting, maintenance and repair or as a refresher for any candidate inspecting highway structures.

What will I be able to do on completion?

Learning Outcomes:

The course is designed to give a thorough understanding of the inspection, maintenance and repair of all metalwork defects likely to be experienced on the highways network whilst emphasising the importance of accurate inspection and reporting so that the correct repair is initiated.

How will I be assessed?

Mode of Delivery:

The course is delivered as a power point presentation with regular discussion and an interactive exercise. There will be question and answer intended to involve the whole group with discussion about nearby structures and individual experiences. Some paper handouts will be given

Candidates will take a short written test the end of the day and those achieving the required standard will be issued with a certificate of achievement

All fees correct until end December 2017

All our courses can be offered as in-house training for further details please telephone: 01446 775959 or email:

Guide Price: 260 (exc. VAT)

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Career Development »
Duration: 1st June 2017 Heathrow
Qualification: 1 day (6 hours) IPD/CPD

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