Heatview® Surveyors

Licensed Heatview® thermal-imaging surveyors conduct surveys of domestic buildings. The purpose is to identify areas of poor thermal efficiency in homes, whilst offering the householder suggestions on how to tackle any of the issues identified. Discussing other general ways of saving energy at home is important too.

The role is self-employed. You choose your hours to suit. Ideally, you are available for up to 25hrs per week which is approximately 7 surveys; flexible work pattern to include evening and weekends.

As a Heatview surveyor, you will learn how to operate the thermal imaging equipment; how to interpret thermal images; the basics of building construction, along with an understanding energy efficiency and how this helps reduce energy usage and potentially save money on fuel bills. Your people skills are vital when meeting the general public. You will be making a significant contribution to an exciting and important project. Are you interested in climate change and its impact? Are you passionate about energy efficiency and working towards Net Carbon Zero?


To train to become a Heatview surveyor, you will need to complete our training course which covers the both theory parts of the role (thermal imaging and building construction) and practical aspects of using equipment and conducting surveys.

The training is provided completely free of charge. It is a comprehensive course that can prepare someone for role of Heatview® surveyor without previous experience. The theory side of the course is offered as an online course. We consolidate this learning with face-to-face classroom training. Trainers are on hand to support delegates where needed. Training starts online throughout August and face-2-face Mid to late September, just in time for the start of the surveying season.

Annual Training Plan:

  • Online, self-led theory course (August / September)
  • Face to face training day (September)
  • Assisted Surveys
  • Solo Surveys

Nick Banks, a participant of a previous training course, said:

‘I just wanted to say thank you for the excellent course you delivered last weekend. I thought the whole was delivered at the right pace, with insight, gentle humour and plenty of opportunity to harvest contributions from the trainees. I look forward to the follow up sessions and, in the meantime, I’d like to start proactively raising interest in a thermal survey on my street and then the wider area.’

Once training is completed, you will gain practical experience of thermal-imaging surveys by assisting a trained Heatview® surveyor by shadowing them as they perform surveys. You will lead a survey yourself so trainers can make sure you are confident and capable of delivering surveys unaccompanied. Following successful completion of 3 or more surveys, you will be ‘signed off’ to operate on your own. These surveys are reviewed from time to time. At the end of the survey season a CPD certificate will be issued for successfully completing the training.

If you are not able to complete the training courses in time, you can assist as a survey volunteer until full training is completed.

Scheduling of surveys

The surveying season will start around the end of September, once temperatures start to fall. Surveys can be scheduled during weekdays and weekends between 9am and 9pm according to the availability of the customer matching the availability of the surveyor. Our bespoke online booking system helps to manage this process.

Get in touch

If you are excited by the idea of becoming involved with The CHEESE Project to train as a Heatview® surveyor, please get in touch by emailing info@cheeseproject.co.uk to introduce yourself.

Please note; because surveyors work closely with householders (even looking inside cupboards) for our clients’ reassurance we conduct DBS checks for all our surveyors. We will need you to supply us with a short CV and two short character References This is part of our operations policy and we ask all new surveyors to do so. The references can be from friends or employers but need to be a written paragraph or two, not just a telephone number.

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