Flood Risk Asset Inspections in Northern Ireland

On behalf of the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Rivers, we undertook visual condition assessments of 62 Flood Risk Assets in Northern Ireland. Using our GISmapp® technology allowed us to record details and provide recommendations to the client. It also provided a greater level of safety for our inspectors using online tracking.


The defences were split into two areas, Strabane and Limavady, and covered a combined distance of over 45km. Many of these assets are located in rural settings which often have difficult access that needs to be negotiated. This also poses challenges to the health and safety of inspectors carrying out this type of work as they are lone working and often in remote locations.


The assets were walked by a single inspector completing inspections on our own iPad app, GISmapp®. The inspector would begin walking the assets length, recording details of damages and defects, general structural commentary, providing recommendations, taking a series of photographs and assigning condition grades and weightings to each asset’s element.

This is more commonly known as a T98 Inspection, and is in line with the Environment Agency’s own flood risk asset inspections. All our inspectors have received full EA T98 accreditation training.


Walking the full length of each asset enables the client and asset owner to have a better understanding of the full condition of their assets - since an asset is only as strong as its weakest point. This ensured the client would benefit from the information collected and they could review the condition reports produced for each asset and had photos to view for every defect recorded.

Health and safety are at the forefront of all our projects, and this project had been deemed safe for lone working. The inspections were carried out using iPads which enabled the office-based team to live track the inspector's iPad while they were completing inspections.

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Contact Craig Lucas for more information on T98 Inspections and Asset Management.


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