Accessing the roof for short term work like roof surveys can pose substantial risks. With over 30 years of experience in providing effective roof safety systems, VBS Ltd drone-based roof surveys provide a means of producing high quality imagery of a roof area without posing any risk to personnel
VBS Ltd work regularly with a number of chartered surveyors across the regions. Increasingly surveyors are recognising the benefits that drone technology can offer. These benefits include: a much reduced health and safety risk.: there are no people, plants or other obstructions up in the air.
Minimal disruption: Our team only requires a clear line of sight of where the drone is flying. Therefore, unlike a cherry picker, scaffolding or tower that may obstruct an entrance or occupy valuable parking spaces, a safety zone can be established away from the building or structure.
Better quality images: a drone-mounted camera takes photographs at predetermined intervals. The images are very high resolution, enabling the viewer to zoom in and see a high level of detail.
Reduced survey time: compared to cherry pickers or scaffolding, a drone can be set up and ready to fly in approximately 20 minutes.
Environmentally friendly: because they are powered by rechargeable batteries, drones do not generate any fumes. The only potential disturbance is the sound of the rotors.
Access: in some circumstances it may not be physically possible to use a cherry picker or scaffolding to reach a roof or high-level elevation due to access or weight constraints, which could result in very high costs.