Rail Paint Inspections

Paint Inspection Ltd are one of the key paint and coating inspection companies in the UK Rail Industry. We have Term Service Agreements with Network Rail, Tubelines and Crossrail, providing ICorr and NACE level 2 and level 3 Senior Inspectors who are fully compliant with all relevant Rail specification documents.

Rail Inspection Services

We offer two main rail inspection services: rail paint inspections, and rail coating surveys.

Our rail inspection team has vast experience to carry out inspections during possession times; ensuring quality control is achieved even during the pressure of a possession. We carry out our inspections in accordance with the Network Rail specification documents and industry standards.

We also have full Link Up accreditation via audit, which allows us to take control of our Inspectors health and safety through working hours etc and to ensure they receive the correct training to meet the rail requirements for working.

Our coating survey programme has been produced to meet the client’s requirements in terms of degradation and adhesion of the coating system along with a work scope and specification requirements to meet the service and maintenance periods. 

These detailed surveys provide the client and contractor alike with a clear scope to make sure  the coating system and specification key points are addressed and a clear quote is given prior to the start of the works. This reduces the impact of contractual conflict and control budgets.

"Paint Inspection Ltd will work with you to help “improve quality to reduce costs.”

Working with us

With offices in the North and South our Inspectors are within easy reach of any location throughout the UK. We have a wide client base ranging from large civil asset owners to smaller specialist contractors. Our attention to service and detail has made us an industry leader.

Sectors We Serve

Some of Our Clients

Some of Our Clients


Read what our clients have said about our company.

P.I.L have supported BAM Nuttall Ltd for over 15+ years with assisting in Paint Inspection of steel structures both on-site for refurbishment projects and off-site at factory facilities for new works both here in the UK and overseas. Their proactive engagement with us pre-start, during and after the works has helped to streamline the quality we expect with accurate reporting issued in a timely manner.
David Horrocks
BAM UK&Ireland - Materials Engineer
The team at PIL are extremely knowledgeable and can be relied upon, not only to provide support and guidance, but to provide extremely detailed reports that are used by Taziker to report back to key clients on the remedial works required at each structure the survey. Taziker would highly recommend their services.
Paul Broadley
Tazikers - Senior Project Manager
I couldn't fault the team, I see no obvious ways of improving the excellent service you already provide, thank you.
Stephen Holder
Birse Civils

Get in Touch for Rail Paint Inspections

Paint Inspection Ltd are a Coating Inspection and Surveying Company that provides a rapid, first-class service to clients by providing highly qualified Inspectors using our unique and innovative online reporting system.

61 High Street,
Fareham, Hampshire, UK
PO16 7BG



    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our inspectors all have the following qualifications and certifications:

    • ISO 9001 Qualified
    • ICorr and NACE Level 2 Inspectors
    • ICorr and NACE level 3 Senior Inspectors

    At it’s base level, the difference between NACE levels 2 and 3 is the seniority. NACE Level 2 requires passing an examination and specialising in a specific type of coating, and NACE Level 3 requires this and passing another, more comprehensive examination, encompassing relevant codes and standards.

    This depends on the frequency of use of the stations and railway lines, but it is recommended to conduct a paint inspection every 6 months or so. This will ensure the safety standards stay high.