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

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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 is one of Capstone's 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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Danny Griffith
Annual Inspector

Danny has been actively involved in the outdoors since a young age and has been working full time as a freelance instructor since 2000. He has a wealth of experience within the ropes course industry and has been constructing, maintaining and inspecting ropes courses since 2007.

As well as experience, he is a TYPE C Inspector, qualified in; ERCA Wire Rope, ERCA Wooden Pole, qualified PPE Inspector and certified to work at height on artificial structures and trees.

When he is not inspecting ropes courses, he works within the outdoor industry in North Wales, running his own climbing and mountaineering company called
Dannywg.com Mountaineering & Climbing Instructor so has a broad insight into the outdoor industry.

Danny is a qualified MCI (Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor), MLW (Mountain Leader Winter) and MIAS L3 (Mountain bike Instructor Award Scheme Level 3), DCA (Development Coach Award) as well as holding many other qualifications and is an approved provider for delivering Mountain Training qualifications, so plays a pivotal role in training and assessing the next generation of climbing coaches and instructors.

In his personal time Danny loves to climb, living in North Wales he is surrounded by world class climbing, but regularly takes month long climbing trips to Europe and further afield.”

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Ruth Spurling
Business & Marketing Co-ordinator

Ruth works alongside all team members and oversees the marketing & communications, partnerships, systems and project management at Capstone Inspections.

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Helen Hoppe

Helen deals with the pre-operational inspection process, client management and is the co-ordinator for inspection logistics with UK and international inspections.

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Louise March
Inspection Compliance Co-ordinator

Louise works closely with all inspectors and manages the post inspection process for reporting inspections, assessing documentation, issuing certification, and compliance checks for all clients.

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Inaugural, Periodical and Operational Inspections on:
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High Ropes
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Low Ropes
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Climbing Walls
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Via Ferrata
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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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Risk Memo

Capstone Inspections endorses Risk Memo as a go-to check list software. This software was written by a ropes course operator for park operators.

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Drone Inspections

We are now able to offer drone inspections, please contact us for details.

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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.

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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) 07736 641 420

Risk Memo is an inspection, task management, equipment inventory and employee record-keeping platform, all rolled into one simple and easy-to-use system.

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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