HRS Services have over 30 years experience of providing our clients with a client focussed multi-disciplinary service, delivering a range of specialist access solutions for inspection, examination and maintenance on bridges, retaining walls, gantries, masts, culverts and many other structures.

HRS also provide a range of other services that you may find beneficial, such as geotechnical works, vegetation removal and confined space work. A range of bespoke projects have also been carried out, so if you have a project that you are not sure about the safest and most cost effective way to carry out the work, please give us a call or an e-mail and we would be more than happy to discuss this with you and tailor make a solution to fit your requirement.

We now offer ecological surveying of structures, such as bridges and culverts, these often contain birds and bats that could delay projects unless detected at an early stage where mitigation measures can be produced.

Highways Services

HRS offers a number of services for the inspection and maintenance of highways; these can be provided in any combination specific to the requirements of your project. Our services include:

  • Principal Inspections / General Inspections (using rope access and other methods)
  • Structures Inspections, Maintenance and Examinations (variety of structures including bridges, retaining walls, shafts and culverts etc)
  • Inspection for Assessments
  • Confined Space work
  • Removal of vegetation and fly tipping
  • Forestry
  • Scour Assessments
  • Drone Surveys
  • Noise, Vibration and Dust surveying (HRS have a range of kit and acoustic consultants)
  • Geotechnical works on slopes / embankments
  • Bespoke difficult access solutions
  • Rock netting and slope stabilisation
  • Ecological surveys of structures

Why use HRS – what can we offer?

  • STE 04 qualified inspectors for the full range of inspections to BD 62/07 for bridges, gantries, masts and culverts
  • Working towards the new Bridge Inspector Certification Scheme (NHSS31)
  • Dedicated teams – fast turnaround of site works and reports
  • Experience of uploading reports in a range of formats and using a range of software
  • In-house Automated Visual Reporting System (AVR) for outstanding efficiency and accuracy
  • HRS holds all relevant accreditations
  • Excellent safety record
  • Work carried out nationwide 24/7 and 365 days a year
  • Possession times and costs can be dramatically reduced
  • A proactive and not reactive client approach
  • Work can be carried out using rope access, MEWPs, autonomous inspection vehicles, divers and drones

Competencies & Quality

  • IRATA rope access trained personnel
  • Examiners competent to Network Rail NR/SP/CTM/017
  • Confined space trained
  • Traffic management – “Signing, Lighting & Guarding”
  • Pesticide spraying tickets
  • PTS AC/DC trained
  • RISQS approved
  • Quality system ISO 9001 2008
  • IRATA Approved company
  • CHAS Approved
HRS understands how to work on highways, HRS inspection teams are all trained in roped access techniques to IRATA Standards and hold IPAF certificates meaning that complex structures can be inspected safely without the need for expensive scaffolding and maximising the use of available road space. Many inspectors also hold confined space entry certificates allowing teams to examine culverts in addition to more conventional structures such as over and under bridges.

HRS Services have worked closely with local authorities and consultant engineers across the country, assisting with and carrying out Principal Inspections and Inspections for Assessment for over 30 years, so you can have confidence that HRS Services is the company for your project.

HRS has a dedicated reporting team with many years of producing and uploading reports in a range of formats to fit our clients’ requirements. Understanding how important fast turnaround is to our clients, HRS have developed an Automated Visual Reports system (AVR). An example of where AVR has been used is on High Speed 1, visually inspecting bridges, culverts and retaining walls; using AVR has enabled a fast turnaround time for the reports.
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Examples of work HRS have done on the M40 and M25 motorway structures

HRS have carried out works on motorways such as the M40 and the M25, including principle and general inspections and testing of underbridges, overbridges, retaining walls and other structures. In summary, the following works have been undertaken:

  • Scour Assessments for Rail and Highways Bridges
  • Principle inspections to BD63/94
  • Materials testing
  • Provision of cherry pickers and competent drivers
  • Roped access trained personnel
  • Provision of confined space trained personnel

To discuss your requirements or for HRS to put together a bespoke solution, please e-mail or call 0800 030 4391.

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Relevant Accreditations

To see the wide range of accreditations that HRS Services hold, please visit our Accreditations page »