TSA full and associate members turn over £280m
TSA members employ thousands of survey professionals
TSA has grown by 110% since 2006 despite the tough application process
TSA members operate all over the UK
Formed in 1979
Our ethos & vision
TSA will help you build a better business
Benefit from inspirational coaching sessions led by renowned figures like Sir Clive Woodward and gain valuable insights from keynote speakers like Major Tim Peake. Stay updated with the latest developments in Health & Safety through our regular seminars and have access to expert advice via our Business Support Helpline.
Additionally, we prioritise your well-being, offering various initiatives and workshops to support your mental and physical health. Engage in meaningful networking opportunities with fellow survey professionals, all set against the backdrop of incredible venues. At TSA, we are committed to helping you build a stronger, more successful business.
Companies with a survey requirement will prefer to use a TSA Member
By establishing PUMA, TSA ensures client confidence, providing assurance when requesting a PAS128 survey. Our strong affiliations with client organisations like the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) foster trust and collaboration. We prioritise continuous professional development through CPD sessions and offer technical client guides to enhance service quality.
Our promotional campaigns on social media platforms underscore the value of choosing a TSA member. Moreover, our Survey Liaison Group (SLG) collaborates closely with institutions such as CICES, RICS, and the Geospatial Commission to educate clients effectively.
Every young person should know about land surveying as a career
TSA is at the forefront of this effort by investing in the development of Geospatial Apprenticeships at Level 3 and 6, providing comprehensive education and training opportunities. The Survey School in Worcester stands out as the premier survey training center in the UK, offering top-notch instruction and resources. TSA collaborates closely with influential figures like Alison Watson from Class of Your Own and the Get Kids into Survey initiative, aiming to inspire young minds and nurture their interest in the field. Additionally, TSA is actively engaged in creating diverse survey activities tailored for organisations such as Scouts, Guides, and the Duke of Edinburgh Award program, fostering hands-on learning experiences. By emphasising the importance of land surveying, TSA is paving the way for young individuals to explore and pursue fulfilling careers in this dynamic industry.
Over 200 members operating throughout the UK
Our primary role
TSA plays a crucial role in setting and maintaining industry standards for surveying practices. This helps ensure that member companies adhere to high-quality and ethical standards when conducting surveys.
TSA acts as an advocate for the surveying industry, representing the interests of its member companies to governments, regulators, and other stakeholders. It aims to influence policies and regulations that impact the surveying sector positively.
The association promotes ongoing professional development within the industry by organising training programs, workshops, and seminars. This helps members stay updated with the latest technologies, techniques, and best practices.
TSA facilitates knowledge sharing among its members. It provides a platform for surveying professionals to exchange information, share experiences, and collaborate on research and development initiatives.
The association organises events, conferences, and meetings that allow members to network with each other, potential clients, and industry experts. These networking opportunities can lead to business partnerships and new opportunities for member companies.
TSA works to raise awareness about the importance and value of surveying services in various sectors, including construction, engineering, infrastructure development, and environmental management.
TSA collaborates with other related organisations, both within the UK and internationally, to address common challenges and advance the surveying profession collectively.
Useful to know
TSA is also involved in lobbying Government departments when appropriate and other agencies such as the Environment Agency regarding policies likely to affect or involve the survey profession.
TSA meets regularly with RICS and CICES on a range of issues and has established a group called the SLG, or Survey Liaison Group. This body convenes at regular intervals to examine matters of mutual interest and to ensure that there is little or no duplication of effort by the three bodies. Representatives from the Geospatial Commission also regularly join SLG meetings.