The inspector’s mission in the field of corrosion protection by coatings
The main task of the certified inspector of the anticorrosion body is to ensure compliance with the applicable contractual specifications and to inspect the work for which he/she is mandated.
In particular, inspectors shall ensure compliance with rules, specifications and standards.
They can provide advice to project managers as well as to entrepreneurs and contractors.
The role and the responsibility of the inspector are therefore closely linked to the content of the inspection mission entrusted to him/her.
In the carrying out of his/her mission, the inspector is limited to dealing with what falls within his/her sphere of competence in order to achieve the goal set for his/her inspection.
The purpose of the mission and the means used for it are validated at the project launch meeting.
The end of the mission is validated by a report.
A six-point code of professional ethics
- The Inspector’s Code of Conduct is intended to provide the profession of Certified Inspectors with high standards of conduct. It should make new members of the profession aware of these rules, remind the experienced inspectors of their professional responsibilities and inspire the client to trust the profession.
- The term “Inspector”, as used in this text, applies to all those whose responsibility it is to inspect, be responsible for, treat, keep, conserve and manage the monitoring of the work of anticorrosive protection by coatings.
- The employing bodies and work-related services are encouraged to adopt policies and practices to implement this Code.
- Inspection of corrosion protection work by coatings shall be carried out mainly by the appointed inspector and the controller(s) of the responsible companies of the contract.
- To verify, to inform, to advise, to reconcile, to decide: the Inspector’s missions are extensive as well as his/her means of action (right of entry into the company or on site, to record violations, to report anomalies, to avoid work deadlocks and especially to ensure the suitability of the works with the requirements of the contract).
- The inspectors are subject to a number of obligations (impartiality, confidentiality …) and they have rights, at the top of which protection against obstacles to the performance of their duties.