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Bridge Inspection Training Course

Bridge Inspection Training Course 

Event organisers: Centre for Infrastructure Management

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Led by a highly experienced academic and industrial team, our Bridge Inspection Training Course offers a comprehensive introduction to the subject matter.

There are a vast number of bridges in the UK’s highway and railway transport networks which require regular monitoring and maintenance to ensure a safe and long service life. The Bridge Inspector is required to understand how various materials, such as reinforced concrete, steel, cast iron and masonry perform under different conditions and also have a high level of competence to keep their structures safely in-service.

Our 6-day training course is intended to equip bridge inspectors with the required knowledge to become certified under the Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme of the UK Bridges Board. It is based on Highways England 'Inspection Manual for Highway Structures' and aligns with the ' Code of Practice for the Management of Highway Structures'.

I liked all of it. I wish the course had been available 15 years ago.
Sheffield, Days 1-2

As I am new to this subject, all aspects of this course were very useful to me.
Dundee, Days 1-2

Delivered by an enthusiastic, experienced and very knowledgeable team.
Dundee, Days 3-4

Easy to fit into work schedule. Subject matter made easy to understand.
Durham, Days 5-6

Excellent delivery throughout, well-paced and easy to follow.
Sheffield, Days 5-6

  • Who should attend and why?

    Bridge Inspectors and employers of Bridge Inspectors since they are required to meet the standards of the National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS31) for the Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme.

    The training course provides the theoretical knowledge required to become a certified bridge inspector. Certificates of attendance are provided which can be used as evidence of attending a training course, no formal qualification is given. Each candidate who applied for registration under the BICS need to demonstrate both theoretical knowledge and practical experience of bridge inspection. However, for anyone not wishing to pursue the BICS, they can also attend the course to enhance their knowledge of bridge inspection.

  • Overview of the programme

    The whole course programme will cover the seven core units of the DfT Bridge Inspection Certification scheme, namely

    • Unit C1 Introduction to Inspections
    • Unit C2 Structures Types and Elements / Behaviour of Structures
    • Unit C3 Inspection Process
    • Unit C4 Defects Descriptions and Causes
    • Unit C5 Investigation and Testing
    • Unit C6 Repair Techniques
    • Unit C7 General Aptitude

    The course will be delivered in selected geographical regions in two blocks, each of three days.

    For a detailed overview of the course please visit the information page.

  • Course dates and locations

  • Key information

    Information on the key staff delivering the course can be found at here.

    Other practising professionals will also contribute on suitable topics.

    All events start at 0845 hrs.

  • Cost

    The cost per day will be £285* per person which includes all refreshments and course notes (*£335 when delivering in London including a £50 supplement per day)

    Places are limited and early booking is advisable. We are unable to accept provisional bookings.

    For cancellations received within 14 days of the course start date, an administration fee of £100 will be charged. We regret that no refunds can be given after this date but substitute delegates are welcome. Non-attendance will be considered as a late cancellation and the full fee will be payable.

  • Contact Us

    For further information, please email us at meri-cpd@shu.ac.uk or call us on 0114 225 3500

  • Associated Services

    We offer a wide range of analytical and research services across construction and materials. Examples of our services include concrete testing, drilling resistance measurement system (DRMS) and accelerated weathering testing. To find out if we can meet your needs, please email us at meri@shu.ac.uk or call us on 0114 225 3500

  • Connect with us

    Join in with our discussions on our LinkedIn group - Bridge Inspectors Group U.K.

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