Drone-based inspection provider Sky-Futures has entered into a joins forces with a testing, inspection and certification firm in a bid to tackle health and safety inspections.
Sky-Futures has teamed up with Bureau Veritas to design and conduct a drone-based inspection strategy.
The UAV industrial service offers customers an inspection combining drones, experienced inspectors, Sky-Futures’ Expanse data platform and data analytics tools.
The new inspection strategy, which is now available in the UK and Europe, is capable of improving quality control and reducing inspection times by allowing limited access areas to be inspected safely, quickly and cost-effectively.
The partnership’s new scheme was recently taken up a multinational customer operating a large manufacturing site in the UK whereby the key areas for inspection included the manufacturing line and the roof. Using drones meant the roof inspection, that would have typically taken many days and required production to shut down, took less than one day of work and was completed in normal running conditions.
Chris Blackford, co-founder and chief operating officer at Sky-Futures, commented: “The adoption of drone technology and data analysis software by companies like Bureau Veritas is driving a safer, more efficient and more valuable inspection capability.
“Combining hand-held and drone-based data collection presented through a 3D world, the partnership provides a true one-stop shop for businesses seeking to enter into this new age of inspection.”
Kyle Veitch, technical, quality and risk director for North West Europe at Bureau Veritas, added: “Drawing on both of our company’s core strengths, ours as a global leader in safety, and Sky-Futures’ as an innovator in drone technology-based inspection, we are able to offer customers with the most robust, efficient and cost-effective approach to inspection on the market. The response to the partnership has already been fantastic and we look forward to working with many more customers in this new approach in the months to come.”