Our pilots, observers and examiners are civil and geotechnical engineers, geologists and structural/earthworks examiners with decades of amassed experience in rail, highways, construction, mining and site/ground investigation. They have received comprehensive training and possess the qualifications, expertise, knowledge and experience to carry out visual and detailed inspections of buildings, structures and infrastructure assets.
We have the means to produce reports at a variety of levels, depending upon client requirements, from basic factual to comprehensive interpretive. Our particular strength is working within the rail sector. These capabilities are readily transferable to a broad range of sectors and form the core of our UAV Inspection Services.
STRUCTURES, BUILDINGS, EARTHWORKS & ROCK FACES
GeoAccess can offer a stand-alone drone inspection service and integrated drone plus rope access teams, depending upon the type of asset and the requirements of the inspection. Our flight crews and rope access technicians are from similar professional backgrounds and have shared knowledge and experience, allowing them to work together seamlessly.
UAV only inspections:
- Rapid deployment
- Sufficient batteries for over 2 hours of flight time
- Safer working with significant reduction of risk
- Initial and detailed inspections can be undertaken
- Urgent defects can be quickly identified and reported
- Areas requiring tactile inspections identified at an early stage
- Identification of specific locations requiring rope access inspection teams
- Site risk assessment prior to deployment of rope access teams
Integrated UAV and rope access:
- Improved utilisation of rope access teams
- Teams can focus on specific locations identified by UAV
- Efficient planning and execution of tactile examinations
- Safer working and reduction of risk using drone to provide a safety overwatch and monitor teams at work
INTERIOR, RESTRICTED ACCESS & CONFINED SPACES
The DJI Phantom 4 Pro can be mounted inside a spherical, lightweight, collision-resistant carbon-fibre cage for use in interior spaces where access is restricted and in confined spaces where the access point is wide enough to accommodate the cage. Up to three light sources (Lume Cubes) can be mounted on the frame that holds the drone in place to provide illumination in poorly lit environments. The cage provides an additional layer of safety and reduces the risk of damage to the drone and the subject being inspected.
The caged drone can be used for:
- Inspecting interior structural steelwork, particularly roof and canopy support
- Inspection of pipework, valves, conduits and cables at height and in restricted access areas
- Inspections of silos and tanks
- Bridge, tunnel and culvert inspections
- Performing safety checks in deep excavations, underground mining and tunnelling operations
- Interior inspections of derelict and dilapidated buildings prior to demolition to ensure personnel can enter safely
GeoAccess pilots hold the required Remote Pilot Qualifications as issued by a recognised, and Civil Aviation Authority approved, National Qualified Entity, following the successful completion of Ground School, passing the Flight Theory exam and Flight Safety Assessment. We hold the Standard Permission for Commercial Operations issued by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our pilots are dual role and the second pilot assumes the role of observer when we operate as a two-person flight crew. Additional crew members, such as spotters (reporting to the observer) are utilised when working on large sites or in open areas to provide additional safety measures during flight operations.
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