Rail Inspection, Examination & Maintenance Services

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Stroma Specialist Access provides structural inspection, examination, and maintenance services for rail infrastructure projects. We’re working with rail contractors and Network Rail to help ensure a safe, reliable, and efficient rail network throughout the UK.

STE 04 / STE 05 Qualified

Detailed examinations of rail structures are carried out to Network Rail STE 04 / STE 05 standards.

IRATA Rope Access

Rope Access techniques for a safe and cost-effective method for carrying out difficult access works.

Automated Visual Reports

Automated Visual Reporting (AVR) software to generate high-quality and efficient reports.

Difficult Access Solutions for Rail Inspection, Examination & Maintenance

We employ a team of STE 04 / STE 05 qualified inspectors to provide structural inspection, examination, and maintenance services for rail infrastructure projects. Our services include:

Detailed and Visual Examinations

Inspection for Assessment

Difficult Access Maintenance Works using Rope Access

Scour Assessments for Rail Bridges

De-Vegetation on Rail Structures, Slopes & Embankments

Specialist difficult and rope access techniques offer a safe and non-invasive solution for carrying out detailed examinations and de-vegetation works at height. Our rope access team undergoes regular training to maintain the highest safety standards, following the IRATA Code of Practice.


“Stroma Specialist was built by a team of enthusiastic climbers and cavers who transformed our business into one of the UK’s leading rope access consultancies. Our rope access team can be deployed safely, efficiently, and with speed to reduce potential disruptions to the normal operation of rail networks.”

James Rhodes, Head of I&M

Supporting Safe, Reliable, and Efficient Rail Networks

We will work with you to prepare a structure-specific examination plan and are committed to regular client communication throughout the inspection program to deliver rail projects on time, within budget, and with minimal disruption to normal services. Our team has over 30 years’ experience across rail infrastructure projects, including:

Inspection of over 1,000 structures on live railways and 3,000 disused rail structures

Delivery partner for HS1 and services which can be engaged for the HS2 network

Previous rail projects include Forth Rail Bridge and Channel Tunnel Rail Link

Complementary Services for Rail

Stroma Specialist Access offers complementary inspection, examination, and maintenance services for your project. Our recommended services include:

Rope Access
Confined Spaces
Get in touch on 0800 030 4391 or email sainfo@stroma.com to discuss bespoke services to match specific requirements for your project.

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