Cyberhawk Innovations, a world leader in aerial inspection and survey using UAVs, has been contracted to produce the UK’s first industrial training syllabus for drones in the engineering and construction sectors.
The UAV specialist has announced the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has recruited the company’s services in order to create a training syllabus that will ensure pilots comply with specific requirements for safely performing complex industrial applications, and creates a consistent standard for engineering and construction companies to build into their operations.
The education materials will include practical flying skills for industrial applications, planning processes, safety management and emergency procedures.
Cyberhawk’s CEO, Chris Fleming, said: “It is extremely encouraging to see the ECITB understand the role UAVs can play in the engineering and construction industries, but also recognise the importance of safely operating these unmanned aerial systems.
Chris Claydon, chief executive of the ECITB, added: “We are committed to ensuring the engineering construction workforce has the requisite skills to harness powerful new technologies such as drones and use them safely and to the highest standards.
“Technology presents significant opportunities and this is a key area the ECITB is working hard in to ensure that the industry is kept up to date. Cyberhawk was appointed to support us with the development of this particular syllabus thanks to its extensive experience and detailed technical knowledge, and we are excited to start working with them on this important project.”
In 2017, Cyberhawk also played a key role in drafting the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Operations Management Standards and Guidelines, which were produced by Oil & Gas UK in conjunction with a working group.