Heliguy has launched a specialist CPD (Continuing Professional Development) drone course for the emergency services.
It says it has been designed to enhance pilot expertise and covering advanced flight training, exemptions and legislation updates.
The CPD-accredited training package is for drone pilots in the emergency services, ensuring they are flying to a high standard and in strict accordance with the rules and regulations.
Heliguy says that CPD is widely regarded as a mandatory activity in the continuation of any professional enterprise, helping to maintain an optimal level of safety and service provision.
Ben Shirley, a member of the training team at Heliguy, commented: “Heliguy has benefited from lengthy and diverse relationships with a vast number of emergency services across the United Kingdom, entrusted with providing industry-leading equipment, training and technical support.”
The course is designed to be a continuation of the firm’s standard Emergency Services Drone Operator Training (ES-DOT) course.
The introduction of the CPD course also aims to build on Heliguy’s training provision which includes the CAA-approved Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) course.
Ben Shirley added: “Heliguy has benefited from lengthy and diverse relationships with a vast number of emergency services across the UK, entrusted with providing industry-leading equipment, training and technical support.
“Recognising their unique application of drone and sensor technology, we created the CPD programme to enhance a remote pilot’s expertise and develop an advanced competence; thus maximising their operational effectiveness.”
Emergency service personnel who sit the course will also receive an update on the regulations that govern the use of drones within the UK, ensuring an understanding in order to operate effectively and enforce the regulation as subject matter experts for their organisation.