Regulation – Here you can find information on regulations for conducting aerial work using RPAS. There are many rules we have to follow, and in respect of this, we may not always be able to provide a service you require. For more information, please get in touch.
Health & Safety
We take the health and safety of our employees and clients very seriously. We carry out risk assessments for any work we carry out, which is away from the office. We are members of CHAS (Contractors health and safety scheme) and so, have be assessed by an independent organization and comply with all the health and safety rules associated with our services.
Below you will find some useful information, if you have any questions then please contact us here and we will be happy to help
We are a licensed UAV operator and have CAA permissions to operate commercially from the CAA in the UK, we also hold the appropriate insurances with public liability to a value of £5m
Unmanned aerial filming, photography and surveying is not new but with recent innovation and general technological advancements it has become much more main stream and accessible. If you are a company or organisation requiring aerial imagery or film, where do you start? Hopefully this page will help by introducing some of the terminology, areas of industry that can take advantage of this technology, safety and law together with what can be realistically achieved.
So to start, here are various acronyms used in the industry:
CAA ( Civil Aviation Authority) UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)
UAS (unmanned aerial system) SUSA (small unmanned surveillance aircraft)
ROV (remotely operated vehicle) RPA (remotely piloted aircraft)
Which industries use UAVs?
We has been actively involved in promoting the use of UAVs in a number of areas and are continually showing off their versatility within projects that would otherwise not consider aerial imagery simply due to location, budget and/or safety.
We work with organisations such as The National Trust, Natural Resources Wales, a number of local Authorities and private clients in projects ranging from urban developments to Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and ecological survey work.
We are continually adding to our client list and working with project partners within the renewable energy sector, utilities, transport, infrastructure, heritage and many, many more. If you are interested but unsure as to how you may take advantage of these technologies, contact us here, we can quickly assess whether we can help, and it will not cost you a penny.
SAFETY & REGULATION
In order to make sure UAVs are operated safely, there are a number of limitations placed on UAV use.
These are the main ones to keep in mind:
• The maximum altitude is 400 feet (120 metres)
• The maximum distance from the operator is 500 metres
• The minimum visibility needs to be 5 km
• UAV must be flown in line of sight of the operator
• UAVs cannot be flown at night without special permission
• Permission must be obtained from the owner of the take-off point
• UAVs cannot be flown within 50 metres of structures, vehicles or people that are not under the control of the person in charge of the aircraft.