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Welcome to Capstone Inspections Ltd

We are Europe’s leading inspection body and provide independent and impartial certified inspections in accordance with EN15567, ISO17020-2012 and the LOLER regulations.

We started out in the early nineties, and during that period we have been involved in building, operating, maintaining, inspecting and training on ropes courses and adventure parks across the world.

In 2008 Capstone became a type A inspection body offering independent and impartial inaugural and annual inspection for ropes courses and adventure parks, bringing our wealth of experience to the world of inspections.

Capstone prides itself on offering a personable and professional service to all its clients, working with builders and operators to certify their ropes course to both EN15567 part 1 and ensuring they are operating their sites to EN15567 part 2.

We offer the following certified Inspections:

Inaugural Inspections
Periodical (annual) Inspections
Operational Inspections
in accordance with EN 15567-1/2 ISO 17020-2012 and LOLER regulations

Capstone’s HQ is based in the south of England, where the operations are co-ordinated and managed. Our team of inspectors are based in the south west, the midlands and the Lake District providing us with the ability to carry out inspections across the UK without you incurring vast travel costs, we also travel widely across Europe and the rest of the world.

Our inspection and operations team are very well qualified and experienced within the ropes course and outdoor industry and we have a great reputation for delivering a friendly, approachable and professional service.

Introducing Paul Capper
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Paul Capper is the founder of Capstone Inspections and the company has been Europe's lead Inaugural Inspection body for over 10 years.

He was one of the UK’s representatives for the CEN Committee in writing EN: 15567 Parts 1 & 2, which is a European standard governing the construction and operation of ropes courses and adventure parks across the UK and Europe. This standard has been adopted not only in Europe but by a number of operators internationally.


Inaugural, Periodical and Operational Inspections on:
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PPE
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Poles
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High Ropes
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Zipwires
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Low Ropes
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Climbing Walls
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Via Ferrata
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Playgrounds
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Net Parks
Training Courses

Operational inspection & maintenance courses, poles course inspection training and wire course inspection training.

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Drone Inspections

We are now able to offer drone inspections etc. etc.

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Our Expertise

28+ Years' Experience in all Sectors of the Industry We've been doing this for a long time!
Training Trainers with a wealth of experience.
Global Reach We have clients all over the world.
Inspection Types Operational, inaugural and annual.
Impartial and Independent We are not affiliated with any provider or other company.
Inspector Training Train to become a ropes course inspector.
Free Quotation Contact us for a free, no obligation quote.

Meet the Team

Learn more about our team of experts.

Some of our international clients' locations.

What Our Clients Say
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Nick MoriartyManaging Director - Ropes Course Developments

Paul Capper was a long serving employee of RCD. In addition to considerable experience as a constructor and trainer he was employed by RCD to oversee its inspection and maintenance requirements.

To this end, Paul is pragmatic in his approach, judicious in his judgements and brings with him a wealth of experience that is unsurpassed in his field. RCD recommends his services for all types of ropes course inspections.

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James MittinsDirector - JM Adventure

Capstone Inspections deliver a professional service, carrying out inaugural inspections post construction of our High Ropes Courses and offering sound, professional advice to ensure we conform to the relevant EN standards. 

With regular updates from Capstone Inspections we have been able to keep up to date with regulations and periodically review and improve our designs. We also recommend Capstone carry out the annual inspection to all our clients.

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Kees Jan VerwaalManaging Director - Funcha

As designer and builder of ropes courses regarding the standard EN 15567-1, -2, we found out that Capstone Inspections are the best party to find for Inaugural and Annual inspections.

Paul Capper is very dedicated to carry out his job, he is very sharp on safety and as we have seen due to his over 20 years of experience he is tremendously skilled to carry out inspections at all kind of ropes courses. I thoroughly would recommend one to hire the knowledge and capability from Capstone Inspections for your ropes course and high events!

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Steve WoodsDirector - Vertex Instructor Training

Vertex has worked with Capstone for many years and considers them to be the most experienced ropes course and adventure park inspection company in the industry. Paul Capper also undertakes Instructor & Rescuer Training as well as bespoke training on behalf of Vertex and is a highly regarded and excellent trainer. 

We worked together with Capstone to create the original Operational Inspection & Maintenance Training Course, designed for your staff to become qualified and competent in the operational inspections required for your course and facility to meet the requirements of EN 15567: 2015. We would have no hesitation in recommending Paul and his team for all your inspection needs.

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Johara Sykes-DaviesBrand Manager - Zip World

A ropes course should be both structurally sound and operationally safe. A structurally robust ropes course is not necessarily safe for use - a factor often overlooked by structural engineers. Safety is the number one priority for Zip World. Inspections ensure adventures are fit for purpose in every respect; however, this requires extensive experience on the part of the inspection body. This can only be achieved through many years of relevant experience combined with a high level of competence. 

Capstone’s inspectors have many years experience in ropes course construction, maintenance and operation. Capstone plays an important role in all of our inspection processes.

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Jonathan WalterManaging Director - Flying Fox - Kenya

Capstone provides more than just an inspection process, Paul Capper is a source of invaluable industry-specific advice on safe zip-line operations.

Contact Us

If you'd like to get in touch please see all our details on the contact page, you can call us on:

(+44) 07365 673770

Our Locations

HQ Operations Team - Dorset UK
Inspection Team- North Wales, Cumbria, South West UK

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Registered Office: Bridge House, Court Road, Swanage, Dorset, BH19 1DX
Company No. 06605269

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