Soaring Above Safety Risks: How Drone Technology Reduces the Need for Working at Height

19th September 2023
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Working at height has always been a significant concern in the workplace, posing various risks to employees and businesses alike. According to the latest Health and Safety Executive (HSE) statistics, industry fatalities have skyrocketed by a staggering 55% in the past year. 

Tragically, falls from height continue to be the leading cause of death in workplaces. However, there is hope on the horizon - the emergence of drone technology is revolutionising workplace safety and reducing the need for working at height in certain instances.

 

The Alarming Rise of Workplace Fatalities

The recent surge in workplace fatalities reported by the HSE serves as a stark reminder that traditional approaches to inspections and maintenance are far from foolproof. The risks associated with working at height are ever-present and demand innovative solutions that can enhance safety measures.

Completing a risk assessment

Introducing Drone Technology: A Game-Changer for Workplace Safety

Drone technology has taken industries by storm, providing a safer, cost-effective, and efficient alternative for inspections and surveys. MRS Training & Rescue is proud to be at the forefront of this technological revolution, offering state-of-the-art outdoor drone technology that can significantly reduce the risks associated with working at height.

 

 

How Can Drones Improve Workplace/Working at Height Safety?

Drones play a pivotal role in improving workplace safety by eliminating the need for workers to physically access hazardous areas. Instead of climbing ladders, scaffolding, or using elevated platforms, drones can be deployed to conduct inspections and surveys with ease.

Changing routine inspections from this:

Scaffolding on a building to enable people to do inspections

To this:

Using drone technology to negate the need for scaffolding

 

When Can Drones Be Used?

Drones are versatile tools and can be used in various scenarios to enhance workplace safety. They are particularly valuable for routine inspections and maintenance tasks that would otherwise require expensive scaffolding to be erected — lowering risk to workers and reducing cost significantly.

 

What Data/Imagery Can Drones Capture?

Our advanced drone technology allows us to capture high-resolution imagery and collect essential data with precision. From aerial photographs and videos to thermal imaging and 3D mapping, drones provide comprehensive and invaluable insights for informed decision-making.

Capturing 3D imagery from the drone camera

 

When Can a Drone Be Used (Internal/External)?

While drones are widely known for their external applications, they can also be employed effectively for internal inspections. Equipped with obstacle avoidance and advanced stabilisation systems, indoor drone inspections can be conducted safely and efficiently in confined spaces and hard-to-reach areas.

The MRS Training & Rescue Difference

At MRS Training & Rescue, we have harnessed the power of drone technology to benefit our clients across various industries. Our outdoor drone inspections have not only reduced health and safety risks but also saved our clients thousands of £s and valuable time that would have been spent on traditional working-at-height methods.

 

No Need for Expensive and Complex Scaffolding for Routine Inspections!

Our outdoor drone technology eliminates the need for expensive and complex scaffolding, minimising disruptions to your operations and ensuring efficient inspections. With our skilled and certified drone pilots, we guarantee precise data collection and rapid results, all while ensuring the utmost safety and compliance.

 

Soar Above Safety Risks and Cut Costs with Our Outdoor Drone Technology!

With the rise of working-at-height fatalities in recent years, embracing innovative drone technology is not just a choice; it is a necessity.

Stay ahead of the curve and partner with MRS Training & Rescue to harness the full potential of drone technology for safer and more efficient inspections. Your workforce deserves the best protection, and we are here to make it happen.

 

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