Commercial Drone law is very strict. Some areas of the country have restricted airspace. An example of this would be Heathrow Airports airspace. Precision have an answer to the problem, our 30m high camera pole system is perfect for most buildings. We can also operate the pole from a Cherry Picker, this allows us to survey up to 50m high.
Roof Inspection: Across the UK
Roofers, insurance assessors and homeowners alike are frequently seeing the benefits of drones to quickly and (apparently perhaps most importantly) safely and economically inspect a property. This is a cost-effective approach that reduces the need to construct and hire scaffolding, while completely discharging t
he risks involved in working at height.
A great example of this is a roof in London inspected with a drone for a roofing company. This 1-hour survey saved the roofing company at least £2000, directly because the investigation provided super high-resolution images, at all sorts of beneficial angles. One hour after the Drone pilot arrived on site, the site administrator and building consultant identified precisely what work needed doing, how long it would take, and how much material they needed.
In just one-hour, the building contractors and the roofing team were a full week advanced of where they would be otherwise, using traditional methods.
TIPS TO PREVENT RSI
These simple tips below are very easy to implement. RSI can actually cause longterm damage to your health. It can also impact on your productivity.
- Take regular breaks from repetitive tasks.
- Stretch regularly — stand up to stretch if you can.
- Hold a good posture and don’t slouch — ideally, your head and back should form a straight line from your ears to your pelvis.
- Reduce hot-desking as far as practicable.
- Use a laptop backpack, not a satchel.
- Make sure the height of your chair is correct and your desk Is set up so that you do not have to reach over repeatedly.
- When typing, try to keep your fingers pointing forwards — touch type if you can to avoid using the same fingers over and over again.
- If your job involves using the phone a lot, try not to hold it between your ear and your shoulder — alternatively, use a headset.
The June edition was about Fire Safety and Brexit. Happy reading…
We’ve started posting back copies of our regular newsletter that goes out to all our customers. The August edition was about Electrical Safety. Happy reading…
Today we take a look at what we look for when doing a Fire Safety Audit.
Just picking on two elements today. Firstly we look at Fire Doors then we look at Fire Alarms.
Fire Doors, what to look for……
Do your doors have the correct smoke/heat seals fitted?
Do they have the correct gap between them?
Are closers fitted? Do they work and are they fire rated?
Does the door form part of a dedicated fire break?
Are the correct viewing panels fitted? If fitted, does the door have the correct glass?
Is the door fire rated to 30 mins or 1 hour? How do you tell if a door is fire rated?
If the door is fire-rated, is it correct for your premises?
Old doors sometimes have Asbestos to give them the fire rating, how do you tell?
Is there a routine check of fire doors? Is it recorded?
Do your doors open in the correct direction?
Are your doors the correct width for the number of people you have on the premises?
Do your doors need automatic holders?
Are your doors linked to the fire system?
Do your doors have thumb turn overrides fitted?
Do the doors lead to a dead end-fire route?
Do you have one?
Do you need one?
Is it monitored? Should it be?
Is it just zone-based? Is it addressable?
Is it just call point based?
Are the backup batteries in date?
Is rotational call point testing being done?
Is it Life 1, 2 or 3 based?
Are there Zone charts?
Is there a fire pack?
Do you have Fire Marshalls and Wardens trained and up to date?
Do you have a PAS79 based Fire Risk Assessment?
Do you know how to isolate a device?
Where do you log faults?
As you can see from the items above, Fire Safety can be a complex process. This is why you need to have a competent person completing it.