Capstone Inspections have a highly qualified, experienced and personable team who are committed and passionate about the ropes course industry.

  • Paul Capper, Director Capstone Inspections Paul Capper Director Inaugural & Annual Inspector

    Paul is the Director of Capstone Inspections Ltd and is an Inaugural and Annual inspector. He represents the UK on the European Standardisation Committee and assisted in writing the EN: 15567 (Part 1 & 2) and the UK Ropes Course Guide.

    Paul has worked in the ropes course industry since 1994 as a trainer, constructor and inspector and is one of Europe's leading ropes course inspectors.

    With over 24 years’ experience of building, operating, training, maintaining and inspecting ropes course, he is highly qualified as an accredited wire rope examiner, qualified tree surgeon, PPE inspector and has an industrial ropes access qualification, pole inspector, scaffold inspector, BH Sala Safety Systems Inspector, ISC ALF Maintenance and visual welding inspector.

    He also has a wealth of experience within outdoor experiential learning environment and is a qualified Trainer for traditional ropes courses and adventure parks and holds various NGBs within the sports, leisure and outdoor industry
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  • Scott Troughton - Annual Inspector Scott Troughton Annual Inspector Scott Troughton is one of Capstones Type C Inspectors.

    He is based in the Lake District UK and carries out inspections all over the UK and Europe.

    Scott has been working in the ropes course industry for over 18 years and has a wealth of experience and qualifications in the industry.

    In addition to being a fully qualified inspector, Scott also works within the outdoor industry in the Lake District and is a senior instructor within an outdoor management training centre for corporate and youth work.

    He is a fully qualified MIA Mountain Instructor and spends lots of time out on the mountains climbing, walking and mountaineering.

    He is a qualified wire inspector, pole inspector, adventure activities height access and rescue at height.
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  • Ruth Spurling - Operations Manager Ruth Spurling Operations Manager Ruth Spurling is the ‘Operations Manager’ at Capstone Inspections Ltd and is based in Dorset, UK.

    She studied BA (hons) Adventure Management in 2001 and spent several months studying ‘Experiential Outdoor Education’ in the Arctic Circle, Scandinavia & climbing across Europe.

    Having worked in variety of leisure and outdoor settings, Ruth then went on to work within the further education sector as an NVQ Assessor, Lecturer and Department Co-ordinator.

    As Operations Manager; she is responsible for co-ordinating the inspectors, managing the inspection process, dealing with all UK, European and International clients and overseeing the marketing and finance of the company.

    Ruth is a qualified NVQ Assessor, Level 1 FE Teacher, Level 4 IAG, ERCA Instructor, ERCA Rescuer, and holds various NGBs within the sports, leisure and outdoor industry.
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