How digital information from drones can be used in disputes and health & safety within the const
Good article on how the digital information from drones can be used in disputes and health & safety within the construction industry.
Disputes relating to work progression, extensions of time and delay are common on construction projects. Sourcing an accurate record of activities carried out and progress of the works after the event is a common problem, but also often the key to unlocking such disputes.
The use of digital information from drones throughout a project to record work could be invaluable in such a situation, particularly where both parties buy into, and agree on drone use at the outset of a project (including the frequency of the surveys, the data to be gathered etc.).
Where such records are created, it will be harder for the parties to dispute these down the line, this could, in many cases, help avoid disputes in the first place.
Health and safety:
Drones can be used to reduce the need for personnel to access potentially #hazardous areas, including heights and confined spaces. Given falls from a height were the number one cause of industrial fatalities in the UK from 2012-2017, any steps that can be taken to reduce the exposure of personnel to such risks are clearly beneficial.
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