Drone Rules and Regulations to Acknowledge before Integrating into Business

By CIOReview | Monday, December 3, 2018

Construction industries have witnessed a massive influx in the usage of drones because of the convenience and flexibility they bring to the business. Enterprises are integrating these small yet sophisticated devices, and they will soon become a common on-site device.

Drones in Constructions and Property Industries

Construction sites hugely rely on inspections and surveys to understand the status of a building and to ensure that the required safety standards are followed. Well, welcoming drones in this domain can help in performing inspections cost-effectively and efficiently while keeping the staff safe. The growing use of drones in professional settings is the evidence that business pioneers are adopting them to expand their business.

There are other commercial uses of this technology such as healthy competition, saving time, transporting goods, and allowing inspection areas which are hard for the staff to reach.

What are the laws one needs to be aware of?

The drones must be kept in their sight, and one is advised to stay 150ft away from the drones which are equipped with a camera. Avoid flying over or within a 150ft radius area where more than 1,000 people are present. Stick to the local council’s rules about drone flights in the particular vicinity. One must know their GDPR requirement, especially when they are using a drone to monitor their performance. A risk assessment plan is a must and is also essential to monitor employee compliance and required insurance policies in place. Drone operators who ignore these restrictions are liable to be charged and could result in an unlimited fine or up to five years prison.

Planning to implement drones in business? Follow these.

•   Industries must have proper GDPR policies and also undertake privacy impact assessment concerning the use of drones.
•   Employers must have clear policies on who can operate drones, under what circumstances and how should these employees report GDPR breaches.
•   It’s the responsibilities of the industries to provide proper training to those who are operating drones and employers should act as evidence to it. They must ensure that their teams have the required skills and are regularly monitored and tested.
•   Construction agreements and insurance policies must have a mention regarding the usage of drone technologies.