How Does a Drone Survey Work?
A drone survey allows assessors for occupations such as Lightning Protection and Land Surveyors to view hard-to-reach areas remotely. This not only helps to get the job done quickly, it allows the surveyor to remain in a safe location, rather than operating ladders or dealing with wet roofs.
Setup and Flight Planning
Rather than just putting together the drone, our assessors will start by gaining an understanding of the area you need surveyed. This includes a quick walk around the building and establishing which parts of the building you want checked: Roof, guttering, solar panels, and more. This ensures a quick and easy inspection for you.
The Drone Survey
When our team is ready to go, the drone survey begins! After attaching the rotary blades and camera, the assessor will do a few quick checks to make sure everything is working well. I’m sure the last thing you want is a rogue drone crashing into your window! Safety is key at this point, but once we’ve completed the safety checks, we have lift off. The drone is operated with a remote controller and attached to that controller is a small tablet which shows the team what the drone can see with the camera. This eliminates the need for the team to climb a ladder and slowly negotiate your roof to inspect your building.
After completing the drone survey, we have access to the footage our camera captured in case we need to double-check any details. This eliminates the need to return to your site. Of course, all camera footage is captured and stored in compliance with the UK Data Protection Act. A drone survey is all about speed and safety. We get the job done fast without putting any of our staff, or yours, at risk.
Why Is a Drone Survey Important?
It is important to ensure that your lightning protection systems are regularly checked. We recommend at least once per year, in order to keep your building and the people inside safe.
If you do not have a lightning protection system in place, we can conduct a drone survey to inspect your building and help you get protected. We are offering risk assessments and site visits for free.
To book your free assessment, please fill in the form below.