The inspection procedure
The surveyor has arrived on site ready to undertake what is undoubtedly the most demanding of the activities involved with a survey – the actual inspection. During the early stages of an inspection it is essential for the surveyor to clear their mind so that the task in hand can be carried out with the full level of skill demanded by the client. Practising surveyors differ on the question of whether it is better to commence the full inspection internally or externally. Many suggest that it is better to inspect internally initially as this order of inspection will inconvenience the occupier least, while others suggest that commencing with an external inspection follows more logically the order in which it is usual to report. The surveyor can take the opportunity to accept a warm drink if the inspection is being carried out in cold weather.