ISO 18436 vs ISO 6781: What’s The Difference?
ISO 18436 Accreditation
ISO 18436 is a British Standard for thermal imaging training in the UK.
Currently, the only awarding body for ISO 18436 training is BINDT (‘British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing’). BINDT delivers these courses through Approved Training Organisations (‘ATO’s’), where iRed® is currently the only thermal imaging BINDT ATO in the UK.
ISO 6781 Accreditation
ISO 6781 is a British Standard for thermal imaging training in the UK, specifically for buildings.
Currently, the only awarding body for ISO 6781 training is ABBE (‘Awarding Body of the Built Environment’). ABBE delivers these courses through Approved Training Organisations (‘ATO’s’), where iRed® is currently the only thermal imaging ABBE ATO in the UK.
ISO 18436 and ISO 6781 Assessment
The main differences between ISO 18436 and ISO 6781 is in their assessment criteria for students.
Students seeking ISO 6781 accreditation will need to complete a portfolio of coursework. This includes: X, Y and Z.
Students seeking ISO 18436 accreditation will need to submit a logbook of experience. A logbook of experience is a document that includes all work completed within a 12-month period. This can be signed off by either a manager, client or [?]. Students already practicing thermal imaging will be able to back-date this logbook and apply for accreditation immediately after course completion. For those new to industry, this logbook will need to be completed. [includes hours from the course][what are the hours etc]