The process of inspection

You want your product, installation or a situation to be independently and impartially inspected according to a certain regime, either because it's mandatory or because you have your own set of regulations. Kiwa helps you by carrying out all the necessary inspections and providing you with results that make sense. Read about the process of an inspection below.

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    Preparing for inspection

    Many inspections are mandatory, others are voluntary and perhaps based on regulations you have drawn up yourself. In the latter case, it's up to you to decide what to have inspected. As we know how to navigate the world of inspections, we help you through the entire process, including communication with other parties involved, such as authorities.

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    Inspection itself

    An inspection usually takes place on-site or can be performed remotely. It may be a visual inspection or involve sensing technologies such as ultrasonic testing. An inspector may be physically present on-site and perform the inspection manually. When performed remotely, cameras, sensors, drones or other automated devices are used.

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    After the inspection, we'll interpret the results for you and provide you with a comprehensive inspection report.

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    Input for improvement

    You use our findings as input for improvement.

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    If desired or obliged, we return regularly to re-inspect.


Our high-quality inspection activities have their price. How much you pay depends on the complexity and duration of the inspection process. Naturally, Kiwa will always provide you with an estimate of the time and cost involved. Usually, you can earn back these costs easily as an inspection brings efficiency, confidence and less down-time in general.