Courses, Training and Qualifications in the Thermal Imagery Industry

Now more than ever, it is essential that businesses ensure their staff or the people they employ hold the required qualifications in order to safely and effectively conduct themselves around thermal imagery equipment in your business.

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What if I am an everyday consumer?

While it’s great to get some sort of training to ensure you are truly getting the most out of your equipment, you do not require any sort of qualification in order to successfully use a thermal camera for personal or domestic uses. There is, however, a substantial difference when you are dealing with using a thermal camera for a specific business need where owners might be looking at mechanical and electrical components.

If you are a beginner, then you might be interested in attending our 1-day introductory training course. These courses provide students with the most basics of infrared thermography theory and it’s applications, camera operation and software usage. The one day course is designed for beginners in thermography who would like to become familiar with their camera and to learn the basics of infrared and it’s applications.

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But surely a low resolution, pocket-sized, clip-on thermal camera is just as good as a high spec thermal camera?

Low resolution, pocket-sized cameras which can be used with your smartphone are great, however, you wouldn’t use a smartphone to take professional photos for your wedding? The same goes for thermal cameras. It all depends on the purposes and the desired result intended and the level of detail and accuracy required. If you are a business owner who has to take out a multiple of insurances in order to meet insurance requirements then a low resolution clip-on thermal camera might put you in more danger than first anticipated. Read on to discover how this was the case for one business who came to us after the correct steps were not put in place when conducting an inspection and report.

Real Life Case Study:

Most recently we helped a Manufacturing company who, unfortunately, had to pay twice the intended budget for a report to be conducted for their electrics. Why? Because the insurance provider rejected the report due to poor selection of thermal equipment used in order to produce the report and also the lack of training from the members producing the report itself.

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How can I avoid this happening to me and my business?

The two most important things to take action on would be 1) selecting the correct equipment and 2) ensuring that whoever is conducting your report has the sufficient training and qualifications in order for you to make the best decisions about your business in the long run.

Not only is this the safest thing to do, it can save your business a substantial amount of money in the long run. How? By avoiding having to put additional budget to your reporting requirements like our Manufacturing business above

Many owners believe they have to outsource many of these reporting services due to lack of training in-house. But with investing in courses to train your staff and improve their level of competence and in-depth understanding of the industry and your business, you could have this knowledge and training of a qualified Thermographer 24/7 in your business instead of occasionally. How would that impact your business in 1, 5 or 10 years time?

Who should attend these courses, who is most suitable?

Business owners, staff who deal with maintenance, electrical & mechanical or are deemed to be working in ‘high risk’ environments.

We always advise investing in at least two members of staff when attending these courses. Not only is your ROI higher, but having at least two members who are trained means that for whatever reason, if there is an urgent matter and one of your members is on holiday, off sick etc, then you know you will most likely always have someone in your business with that knowledge and expertise ready to assist. Instead of having to outsource ‘these sort of services’ in an emergency situation.

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What courses and options are available:

We offer 1-day courses,

In-house training for up to 10 people.

Certified Level 1 courses and certified Level 2 courses.

Find out more about the FLIR Infrared Training Courses and what it could offer you, your business and your staff.

Not sure where to start?

Feel free to contact us directly