At other sites, the roof may have a safety platform or walkway on the roof. Yes, the employee can take images from the platform but they cannot walk across that roof without all the safety gear.
As an Employer, why not mitigate these risks and reduce costs by using Aerial Hotshots Drones to do the Roof Inspection. This leaves all your personnel safely on the ground or confined to safety platforms or walkways.
Drones are an ideal alternative to conduct Roof Inspections and they can save clients time, money, produce better imagery and help our client make an informed decision.
Aerial Hotshots drones can quickly capture the damaged areas and provide the evidence in the form of high-resolution video and photographs.
You cannot get this kind of overall perspective from a workman with a camera standing on a roof but with a Drone you can.
Our Inspection Drone
Whilst Aerial Hotshots has a number of Drones we use the DJI S800 EVO for inspections.
This drone is a 2 person operation consisting of a pilot and camera operator. The pilot positions the aircraft and flies the inspection whilst the camera operator pans and tilts the camera to capture points of interest from different angles.. With a flick of a switch the camera operator can change from capturing images to video.
- Is fitted with a Sony Nex 6 Camera (16 megapixel),
- Has a 3 axis Camera gimbal that allows 360 pan & tilt.
- Can alternate between images and video during flight.
Flying Inspection Jobs – Not All Sites are Suitable
Some job sites are not suitable for Drones due to its sites size, height, shape, onsite or nearby obstructions.
This is because LEGALLY we must be able to maintain Line of Sight (LOS) whilst the Drone is flying. We must be able to see it to fly it!!
On some sites we can take-off and land at multiple locations to maintain line of sight.
We do a site safety assessment to determine whether we can legally and safely do the job.
The Drone would be flown between 1 – 2 metres above the roof surface during the inspection providing we can maintain line of sight at all times.
Legally, we cannot fly within 30 metres of people or above or over them at any height as this is hazardous and poses an unreasonable risk of injury should a fault or failure occur with the Drone.
In the below example all personnel remained on the safety platform/walkway and the Drone did the hard work flying across, around structures and above the roof to capture imagery.