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Introduction to Thermography

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This course will enable those new to thermography understand how to use their camera and start to use thermography on buildings and services.

There is no course currently scheduled, please contact us to register your interest for the next course, or to discuss our in company training.


"Excellent" Hashil Ramjee, Karsons Consulting
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Free copy of Thermal Imaging of Building Fabric for every delegate.

Thermography can provide quick diagnosis of problems in buildings and their services in commissioning, operation and maintenance.

This course will enable those new to thermography to start to use thermography on building fabric and building services. Delegates will gain an understanding of the principles involved, the most suitable conditions and the best methods to use.

Delegates are expected to bring their infrared thermography camera. If this is not possible, please let us know and we may be able to loan one for the duration of the course.

Delegates will receive a 10% discount off the list price on any FLIR or Testo camera purchased from BSRIA either before or after the course. Visit Thermal imaging camera web pages or phone us on 01344 459314.

Delegates attending this course will also receive a voucher for £100 off the fee for Thermography Level 1 PCN course.

Register your interest in this training course.


The course aims to give trainees enough information to start to use thermography on buildings and services as part of their business service.

Delegates should leave with an overall understanding of the theory and practice of thermography and be able to:

  • obtain images that will assist in the diagnosis of problems.
  • set up and operate equipment for safe working;
  • perform basic infrared thermography of machinery, buildings and electrical systems;
  • recognise, minimise or control poor images
  • perform basic fault detection and severity assessment;
  • perform basic image processing;
  • understand test results in accordance with instructions and highlight areas of concern

Who should attend

This course is for people who have an infrared camera or are considering buying one and are new to building thermography.

Content and timings

  • Principles of thermography and heat transfer
  • Equipment used
  • Image Processing
  • Condition Monitoring and condition surveys
  • Electrical Applications
  • Mechanical Applications
  • Building Applications
  • Codes and standards
  • Reporting and documentation

Registration and coffee will be at 09.00. The course will start at 09.30 and finish at 16.30.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.


Delegates will be provided with a copy of all the slides presented, our recent publication BG 39/2011 Thermal Imaging of Building Fabric and a BSRIA CPD certificate.


Lecturer Colin Pearson is a PCN Level III thermographer with many years of experience in maintenance and condition surveys on buildings and electrical and mechanical services.

Colin joined BSRIA in 1995 having worked in building services since 1975. His work at BSRIA covers thermography, electric power, project feedback, acoustics and environmental assessment. Colin is a licensed BREEAM assessor and a member of the UK Thermography Association (UKTA). Read more


This course can be run in-company. We can also customise courses to meet the training needs of your staff. For more information, or for a quote, contact training manager Mike Lee

Product details

  • Publisher: BSRIA