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Flying Drones at Work (legally and safely)

Does this apply to me?

Yes – If you fly drones commercially or at work, there are some obvious and not-so-obvious requirements.

To find out more, read our summary…

So, what do I need to know?

The Law on flying drones is changing on 30th July and sets requirements for flying.

What do I need to do?

  1. Obtain Permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (you will probably need to attend their training course).
  2. Fly your drone below 400 feet (120 metres)
  3. Keep your drone in sight and within range
  4. Do not fly over a congested area, or within set distances of people structures and vehicles
  5. Keep away from airports and aircraft
  6. If you are filming, take care to meet relevant privacy laws
  7. Follow the manufacturers instructions

Other considerations;

  1. Power failure
  2. Weather
  3. Flight paths
  4. Other drones and people

Where Can I Find Further Information?

  1. The Civil Aviation Authority http://www.caa.co.uk/home/
  2. The National Air Traffic Service https://www.nats.aero/
  3. The Drone Code http://dronesafe.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Dronecode_2018-07-30.pdf

If you need a policy or risk assessment written or just advice on flying safely and legally, contact us on 0116 216 9224 or at enquiry@greensconsultancy.co.uk

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Sam Green

Sam’s passion for helping people and his qualifications as a Graduate Member of IOSH, Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health, NEBOSH Construction and PTLLS means that he can prevent small businesses from struggling with the requirements of good health and safety.