Infrared UAV Roof Surveys

1-Day UAV Workshop Session

One of the most common applications for commercial UAV operations is the visual and thermal inspection of roofs. Collecting and analysing this data allows an assessor to investigate general conditions, discover water ingress pathways or locate air leakage. The practice of UAV roof inspection is fast-becoming the preferred method as it is quick, efficient and cost-effective in comparison to scaffolding or rope access.


  • 1-Day theoretical workshop session
  • How to conduct thermal imaging roof surveys
  • Choosing appropriate cameras and lenses
  • Requires no previous experience

Who Should Attend

  • Those new to the industry wishing to start undertaking thermographic roof surveys
  • Existing pilots looking to expand or develop their range of services

Course Outcomes

  • How to establish the continuity of insulation for roofs

  • How to locate areas of moisture ingress

  • Producing objective evidence for dispute resolution

  • Understand industry-standard environmental requirements

Course Instructors

Steve Welland is an ex-forces instructor, CAA PfCO pilot and our UAV training manager. Steve has over 25 years of mechanical engineering and RC (Remote Control) flight experience, and is a fully qualified thermographer.

Ray Faulkner – founder of iRed Ltd – is an ex-airline jet captain with over 15 years of commercial flying experience. In addition to this, he is a CAA PfCO pilot and PCN Category 3 qualified. Ray currently sits on the BINDT CM working group, and is a committee member with BSI for ISO Standards involving thermography.

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Further Information

Course Details

The Infrared UAV Roof Survey workshop covers the essential procedures and industry practices for inspecting domestic and commercial roofs for moisture ingress and continuity of insulation. Roof inspections vary based on requirements, and as such have changing environmental requirements depending on your focus.

Our workshop sessions are delivered in our purpose-built training facility in Emsworth, Hampshire (just outside of Portsmouth). The sessions, delivered by industry experts, usually run from 10am – 4pm including lunch and refreshments. If you’re interested in us delivering a workshop to your site or premises, get in touch on 01243 370 296 or email [email protected].

iRed Academy Awarding Body

£165 + VAT

Prices shown include tuition, course materials and daily lunch & refreshments.



CPD Hours

Awarding Body
iRed Academy

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