Are You Using Drones to Evaluate & Improve Safety Conditions at Your Work Site?

drone used to survey job site

Drones are currently used in a wide variety of businesses and government agencies, not just the military anymore. Drones are proving to be a highly effective tool to avoid the hazards on a job site, since drones can be efficiently used to identify dangerous conditions without putting workers at risk.

In coming years, you can expect to see drones significantly changing the way safety conditions are evaluated at job sites. If you are not currently using drones for site safety, you may want to take the time to fully explore the opportunity.

Safe Conditions Start with Safety Inspections

aerial view of construction siteYour worksite safety requires inspection for potential hazards and drones can carry out the necessary inspections without putting a team of human inspectors at risk. Drones can deliver high quality image data to fully evaluate conditions, all from a very safe location.

Drones allow for detailed inspection, where inspectors are not put at risk for exposure to harmful environments. Drones help avoid job site slips, falls, and other accidents that can occur when workers try to make their way across treacherous areas of the job site.

There are many job sites where conditions may simply be too risky for human access and drones are proving to be the necessary solution. Site managers are using drones to view, in detail, locations that may be too dangerous or costly to reach. A common example would be to inspect a tower of roof with a drone versus sending an inspector to reach a potentially dangerous elevated location.

Combine Drones with other Safety Tools

engineer uses drone at construction siteAnother important aspect of drone technology for worksite safety is the ways drones are being combined with other tools that reduce risks to workers. Thermal imaging and 3D imagery are important technology advancements that can spot potential risks with heat maps or detailed pictures.

When used with drones, the process of thermal or 3D imaging can be completed efficiently. Images that provide an essential view of conditions to evaluate and reduce risks.

Again, drones can access tough to reach locations without putting personnel at risk.  Drones are also used as delivery devices is also gaining momentum in industry. Drones can be used in place of cranes to lift equipment into places that may pose certain safety risks.

Drones can Improve Safety

aerial view of construction siteDrones can mitigate risks and that means improved safety at your job site. Yet new solutions always bring new challenges.  When the skies fill with drones, you can expect an increase in FAA compliance and rules to follow.

With robot drones there is always the concern of replacing human jobs, even though these are situations that can save human lives, you can expect some people management issues.

The technology also comes with the risk of cyber-security. Progress means reducing big risks, while sometimes adding some small ones. However, drones do represent significant safety progress that will definitely be worth the investment, in terms of worksite safety.

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