When we think about working with drones, usually the images of events including festivals and weddings come to mind; while this may be true Unmanned Aerial Systems (or drones) can also be utilised for tasks including roof inspections / surveys among others. As a result of this your company can attain footage from each angle of the rooftop whilst being able to monitor and identify the faults in every nook and cranny, while carrying out the rooftop inspection / survey.
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national independent watchdog for work-related health, safety and illness which acts in the public interest to reduce work-related death and serious injury across Great Britain’s workplaces.
According to them, (in their guide of Working at Height) roof work is high in risk and states one of the most common causes of serious workplace injury to be falling through roofs. This can occur on roofs of factories, warehouses, farm buildings and such when repair work of the roof is being carried out.
Therefore, it is of the utmost importance that tools and technology be used for such scenarios whereby your company’s workers can be safe from such hazardous incidents whilst being able to carry out their work effectively.
In addition to this, other than the vital importance of your worker’s safety, certain legislations also need to be kept in mind such as the Work at Height Regulations, 2005 whereby under the heading of Avoidance of Risks from Work at Height, it states that every employer shall ensure that work is not carried out at a height where it is reasonably impractical to carry out the work safely.
However, it is also understandable that some places where roof inspections / surveys need to be carried out may not fall within this category, and would require some external aid to capture images and videos accordingly, to efficiently inspect / survey the roof.
As a result of this, you require aids with respect to technological advancements, whereby not only the safety of your worker is ensured but also your business is protected against the said legislation. Hence, in order to resolve both issues, hiring drones to carry out roof inspections / surveys is the best option, both in the interest of your worker as well as your business.
How Can We Help?
Rising View is a licensed and insured aerial video and photography specialist, utilising an array of remote controlled quadcopters / multi-rotor unmanned aerial vehicles/ drones, providing innovative alternatives to capturing images and videos of the task at hand, including that of roof inspections / surveys. Operating at high and low altitudes, we can provide the flexibility and convenience you require, whilst getting the job done.
Our team of specialists can further provide you with the best tools and techniques in order to not only prioritize the safety of your worker but also to protect your business against any possible implications, all the whilst ensuring that the job at hand is completed efficiently.
If you would like to talk to us about drone inspections or aerial surveys then give one of our offices a call and we will be happy to talk through your project. We travel throughout Scotland and you can reach us at:
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