Assisting Quest’s Spill Response Team from the air using Drone Technology
Using a drone, engineers can safely inspected areas and waterways which could be at risk of current or potential contamination.
With our CAA Approved Drone Operatives our teams can be airborne within minutes to provide a risk free overview of Sewers, Pipelines, Rivers, and other hard to access areas.
Combining Drone and Drainage/Sewer knowledge we have the ability to deliver instant results and diagnose any issues.
Live footage streamed to the ground allows teams on site to review the situation as it progresses and work on plans to prevent the situation becoming worse.
Working with our operations team we can provide a full flight analysis alongside video recordings and still images.
Drone Surveys deliver time and financial savings when comparing to traditional asset inspection (e.g. scaffolding, waterways) Drone Surveys provide access to areas not otherwise safely accessible.
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Three ways these Drones can help contain and control some of the worst-case scenarios:
Improved Situational Assessments
Drones are efficient at collecting crucial data during an environmental incident. Our Spill Response teams can use both live footage and recorded footage from the drone flights to identify and map spillages or buildup, particularly in areas that can’t be accessed via foot.
Overall, data collected by drones gives response teams a better situational assessment of an incident, allowing them to make more informed decisions.
Reduced Health and Safety Risks
The data collected during the situational assessments described in the previous point is normally done by humans. These are trained observers who are either flown above the oil spill in a plane or helicopter, or are on foot to inspect the spill directly. Using drones eliminates the health and safety risks these observers take when making their assessments in aircraft or unpredictable environments like rugged coastlines.
Another safety aspect drones can assist with is spotting people in need of help during search and rescue efforts. Drones are fast and tireless, making them excellent spotters.
Even the most efficient operator needs a time before deployment, this can include a brief site survey to check for hazards or to make those in the vicinity aware of the flight details as per regulations.