Volume 1 of the Inspection Manual for Highway Structures.
The purpose of this Inspection Manual is to provide guidance on the inspection process for all staff involved in the management of highway structures. It is also considered that this Manual provides a sound basis for the development of formal inspector training courses.
This Manual aims to ensure that inspections are carried out efficiently, uniformly and to a high standard. The Manual is intended for use as guidance, outlining typical procedures and defining the normal requirements for the various categories of inspection. It is not intended to provide the definitive solution in all situations, as the party best able to decide on the appropriate course of action is the inspector or engineer undertaking the work.