Drone flying

Drone Surveys (UAV)

The use of UAV drone technology in the working height at sector provides many advantages the main one being greatly reducing man hours working at height.

Churchill’s drone pilots are BNUC qualified and operate in strict accordance with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) allowing us to utilise our UAV’s for commercial use. Prior to attending site our pilot and co-pilot will form a flight plan which involves checking local flight paths, weather and if necessary notifying local airports or RAF base’s air traffic control that we are planning to fly in their local air space.

As part of the detailed flight plan a risk assessment and method statement is compiled specifically for each flight in accordance with our companies operating procedures.

With each flight we capture both video recordings in 4K and high definition images in 6000x4000 12mp that will be made available in an easily accessible format, along with a report of the inspection covering any issues highlighted by the survey.

In addition to a standard inspection we also have the capability to produce a 3D model of the structure, site survey or stockpile using the images and video footage collected by the UAV combining them with state of the art software to within an accuracy of 3mm.  

Thermal imagining survey for the inspection of plant items whilst in service is also available, greatly reducing plant outage requirements and extremely effective in identifying hot spots where specialist internal linings may have failed allowing heat to escape.

Combining this technology with our industry experience and UKAS quality management systems combines to ensure you will benefit from a highly professional service from engagement through to completion of a UAV drone survey.

A drone at work
Closeup of the drone