How drones can help monitor health and safety on site
Drones are more than just an expensive gadget for technology devotees. As Liz Parsons from Hughes & Salvidge explains, within the construction and demolition industries, these aerial observation devices are playing an increasingly important part in surveying and monitoring worksites.
With a high-quality camera fitted to the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), construction companies can capture detailed images – live or recorded – and video footage of work on a site as it happens.
In terms of health and safety, drones offer a number of invaluable capabilities and benefits, rounding out traditional methods of assessment and supervision.
Some areas where drones are believed to help in monitoring Health and Safety on site are:
- Inspection and surveys
- Safety monitoring
- Better documentation