New Drone Laws
New drone regulations come into force as of the 13th March this year. The recently imposed restriction on drone flight within 1km from the outer boundary of a protected aerodrome
This roof survey assignment seemed peculiar to us at first and we advised the client that this work did not require a drone as all parts of the structure were fairly low and could actually be viewed from the ground or at worst with the use of a laddder. However we were advised that the video was actually to be archived as evidence of the condition of the roof structure prior to work commencing on the adjacent flood alleviation scheme, we assume for clarity for any potential claim in respect of the works causing further damage to the structure.
Genarally speaking we use our drones where normal access proves difficult or not cost effective. Often the time spent erecting and taking down scaffolding can be costly when compared to using a drone if a visual survey is required, with the added benefit in safety where personnel are not at risk by working at height.