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UAV Video Surveys

UAV Video Surveys are an important facet of the UAV Drone Survey service that High Access Solutions Ltd provides.

The use of video while employing a drone for survey purposes allows there to be a continual documentation of the survey which is useful for elements of drone survey such as traffic management or construction sequence of development etc,. Some drones which can be used allow for a continual stream of HD video to be viewed as the drone is completing the survey, which allows immediate results to be relayed to the client. Such instant results are particularly useful when the UAV Video Survey is a frequently undertaken element of a project – as it allows for the project to move along without being held up waiting for the results of a survey to be processed.

UAV Video Surveys are also invaluable for promotional materials, being able to capture high quality 4K or 1080px footage for website videos to promote services or products. They can also be used to provide a comprehensive picture of a construction site development, tracking the progress via frequent video surveys to create a powerful marketing tool used to promote a newly completed site.

Control of Operations:

The control of flight operations is strictly authorised by the (CAA) Civil Aviation Authority, all pilots are assessed and granted a (PFAW) Permission For Ariel Work once qualified and carry drone specific public liability insurance.

All of our pilots have a PFAW (Permission For Aerial Work) Licence issued from the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) We are fully insured with specific drone insurance with public liability of £2m for each claim.

Are UAV Video Surveys right for my project?

There are some basic parameters that must be observed as part of the planning and operational aspects of UAV Drone use:

As a brief overview, the UAV Drone must be flown as follows without further special permissions granted by the CAA.

  • Maintain a distance of 50m from people and property not in control of the pilot, 30m during take-off and landing.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 150m from crowds of over 1000 people.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 150m from congested areas (if under 7kg maximum take-off weight, an exemption to this restriction will be granted as standard, however you will still need to adhere to the 50m rule mentioned above).
  • Within line of sight, no higher than 122m above ground level and to a distance of 500m which gives a total area of 1km from the central pilot take-off point.
  • During daylight hours, so that you can clearly see the SUA and take avoiding action from other air users if required.
  • Outside of controlled airspace.

There are exceptions to the rules however pilots and companies must gain special permissions by presenting operational safety cases for specific flight tasks to the CAA and apply for permission.

Other uses for our UAV Video Surveys can be found below:

  • Structure Inspections
  • Roofing inspections
  • Chimney inspections
  • General building surveying
  • Rivers and geological surveys
  • Water sampling
  • Weed control and spraying
  • Traffic management
  • 4K Video capture
  • 3D imaging & Volumetric analysis
  • Thermal imaging
  • Internal surveying

Key Benefits:

UAV Video Surveys offer the same benefits of the UAV Drone Surveys when compared to alternate methods of surveying at height.

The main benefit of the UAV Video Survey is that it removes the risk of harm from workers who would have manually had to access dangerous roofing or structural areas to gather the data required. The operator of the drone can be up to 500 meters away from the structure and to 122m in height whilst safely at ground level.

Another benefit is allowing unrestricted access into the building or structure that the survey is being completed on, as without the use of bulky MEWP’s or scaffolding there is no negative impact on the area immediately surrounding the building in terms of space or accessibility or the environmental impact.

UAV Video Surveys are a cost effective answer to surveying at height when compared to MEWP or scaffolding, even Rope Access and Industrial Abseiling. They allow for all manner of buildings to be surveyed both internally and externally, the universal nature of the UAV is incredibly useful as they can be used to gather data on any structure and building.

A drone allows for complete freedom with regards to the angles and shots of video capture which makes them highly versatile when gathering video for promotional materials, as well as aiding in project planning procedures. The UAV Video Survey drones have high resolution cameras affixed to them, giving excellent quality video footage compared to hand held cameras which would be used on a manual survey of the area.

There is a great deal of time saved on using the UAV Video Survey as only the drone is to be unpacked and made ready for flight. This then means the project can develop at a quicker rate than if manual surveys were being conducted.

High Access Solutions Ltd aim is to deliver award-winning project design and development in the work at height safety sector, we offer our clients a full turnkey solution for your project.  Please contact us for all your work at height project requirements.