Licensed Heatview® thermal-imaging surveyors conduct surveys of domestic buildings to identify areas of poor thermal efficiency. They also provide the householder with information on how to tackle any of the issues identified and other general ways of saving energy in their home.
As a Heatview surveyor, you will learn how to operate the CHEESE thermal imaging equipment, how to interpret thermal images and the basics of building construction and energy efficiency. As well as this, you will have the opportunity to meet new and interesting people, to make a significant contribution to an exciting and important project, to gain expertise that might help in your career advancement and to earn some extra money. Since training and surveys will be done outside of normal working hours, being a surveyor can be fitted around a full-time job.
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 and is a comprehensive course that can prepare someone for role of heatview surveyor without any previous experience. The theory side of the course is offered as an online course and then we consolidate this learning in face-to-face classroom training. Throughout the course there are trainers on hand to support delegates where needed. They are usually held in October and November, at the start of the surveying season.
The course delivers content through a range of methods with tine given for plenty of discussion and questions. 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 you have completed training course you will gain experience of thermal-imaging surveys by assisting a trained Heatview surveyor and shadowing them as they perform surveys. If you have undertaken the training courses, it is possible to become a fully-fledged Heatview surveyor in the same season. The final step to be signed off as a heatview surveryor is to lead survey yourself so trainers can make sure you are confident and capable of delivering surveys unaccompanied.
If you were not able to complete the training courses, you can assist with surveys but will need to wait to complete the next training course to complete the training. We also welcome anyone who would like to assist with surveys but do not plan to complete the surveyor training.
Scheduling of surveys
The surveying season will start in November and surveys can be scheduled during weekdays and weekends between 9am and 9pm according to the availability of the customer matching the availability of the surveyors. We can book in two or three in a day.
Get in touch
If you are excited by the idea of becoming involved with the CHEESE Project to train as a Heatview surveyor, then please get in touch by emailing email@example.com to introduce yourself.
Please note that since our surveys involve meeting members of the public and visiting their homes, 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.