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Remote Surveys.

Remote. And Present.

Connect with remote expertise from the people you’ve trusted for more than 260 years.



We’ve improved our remote survey capabilities so that wherever you operate, your ships and assets can be surveyed efficiently and securely, maximising your profitability and minimising operational downtime

Changing operating models, volatile global economics and new technologies all bring challenges, but also present opportunities for our industry. While it’s not always possible, practical or efficient for a surveyor to be present on a ship or asset, our remote survey solutions will give you access to our people and their expertise, whenever you need us. 

We’ll help you stay connected in a changing world. 

Remote. And Present - Remote Surveys from LR

Why is this important?

1 in 5 of our surveys are already done without attending the ship or asset, and they’re a growing proportion of the 30,000 surveys we complete around the world each year.  

LR has been utilising remote techniques for many years. The restrictions on movement caused by COVID-19 turned remote surveys from possibility to a necessity for many of our clients, and we were ready to help. In March 2020, the number of complex remote surveys performed by LR increased by 25%. 

More and more, our Remote Surveyors are accessing a variety of data sources, working with clients via the LR Remote App and other new technologies, and making their engineering decisions andrecommendations,without physically attending an asset. 

LR is working with flags, regulators and other industry partners to drive consistency and safe remote working practices, and to transform the way class societies provide their services in the digital age. 

The value of such remote assistance is considered of utmost importance for our smooth business operation and at the same time compliance with the LR rules and Regulations.

Vassillis Moschovakos

Technical Manager , Eletson Corporate

Why choose LR?

Safety is our purpose
We are a leading international provider of classification, compliance and advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, helping our clients design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance

Discover the LR Remote app

Our remote services are underpinned by our easy-to-use app, LR Remote, which can be downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. 

LR Remote is simple, quick and efficient.

Our secure app links you directly to your our surveyors. You can live stream video and audio, and share images with a technical expert, as well as the relevant parties in your organisation.

LR Remote is purpose-built, secure and designed to work effectively, even when the internet bandwidth is poor onboard or dockside, making it truly reliable. We review every remote survey request individually to determine that it can be performed safely and securely.

  • Understand feasibility: LR will work with you to evaluate whether a remote survey can be safely carried outRequest a remote survey 24/7.
  • Identify your team member: LR will appoint a Remote Surveyor with the right skills and experience
  • Schedule the survey: let us know the timing that works best for you
  • Complete the survey: our technical experts will guide you through the process, using the LR Remote app
  • Deliver the post-survey report: you’ll receive your report, in the usual way and within the same timeframe

Collaborate with your surveyor. Whenever, wherever.

We’re always there, when and where you need us Minimise operational disruption and downtime. Remote surveys reduce the administration of having a surveyor in attendance.

On hand, when you need us

We work to your schedule, providing familiarity and 24/7 support for requests.

  • Access LR’s network of technical specialists, no matter where you are in the world 
  • A simple, streamlined process, making use of your existing LR relationships
  • A rapid response for survey bookings 

We work in real-time

Gain answers quickly for fast risk mitigation.

  • Collaborate promptly with our people
  • Record and stream live video and audio
  • Share photos in real-time 
  • Co-witness inspections to deliver immediate transparency to your worldwide operations 
  • All by using LR Remote via a secure link with a pre-assigned LR Surveyor

Connect with remote expertise

Work with more efficiency and minimise unscheduled disruption.

  • Upskill employees – Engage with our people and empower your crew 
  • Assurance - real-time witnessing can be more valuable than assessing maintenance records and static data 
  • Compliance, wherever you are

Easy to use technology, in capable hands

Make use of a secure, intuitive app experience.

  • Real-time technical expertise
  • Adaptive data streaming in low bandwidth conditions
  • Interacts with third-party remote survey tools – so, if you choose, you can continue working with preferred platforms

Get in touch with your usual LR contact, and we’ll make it all happen. You’re familiar with our processes, and you can continue to work with us in the way you always have.

Speak to an expert on Remote Surveys.

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