This week the team have been busy! Despite freezing temperatures, Ben, Matt & Jess have successfully completed their training in order to allow them to safely operate the Hunter XBH-8x8.
This new bit of kit will allow us to access the remotest of locations with the required equipment and most importantly save our legs from the steep climbs that are often required when getting to site.
In simple terms Geo-fencing creates an invisible barrier which can be utilised around sensitive areas such as prisons, airports, schools, hospitals, and government buildings etc.
Geo-fencing is a feature in the drone’s software that uses the global positioning system (GPS) to define geographical boundaries. A drone will not be able to enter or take off from a geo-fenced area.
Earlier this year, a drone put 130 lives at risk when it passed directly over the wing of an aircraft at Gatwick Airport. In an attempt to reduce head line grabbing incidents and avoid any potentially serious air collisions, the government plans to bring forward and expand the use of ‘Geo-fencing’ in the UK. The government will be able to set up permanent and or temporary geo-fenced areas to ensure that drones aren’t able to gain access.
Learn more about Geo-fencing using the helpful guide on the Heliguy Website.
Drones will have to be registered and users will have to sit a safety awareness test under new rules to better regulate their growing use, the government has announced.
Owners of drones weighing 250 grams and over will in future have to register details of their drones to improve accountability and encourage owners to act responsibly.
In addition, a new drone safety awareness test means owners will have to prove that they understand UK safety, security and privacy regulations.
Here at Dales Surveying, safety is paramount, prior to every flight we do various safety checks in order to ensure that it is safe to fly.