To determine the actual technical state of structures, as well as for other applications is always carried out a visual inspection. Unfortunately the quality of the result of the work does not always reach the proper level. This is due to the following main problems: the underestimation of the importance of the work results, low-skilled performers, lack of control procedures, the lack of common types of presentation of results, the difficulties of access to structures. The article described the above problems. Ways to address themare suggested. An exemplary sequence of actions (technology) visual inspection is shown. Examples of the presentation of results aregiven.