Council Productivity Increase from Drones
Drones, if deployed correctly, can help local councils increase productivity, cut costs and reduce risk.
03:24 29 January 2020
There is a lot of interest in drones at the moment due to the potential benefits that the technology can offer to a wide range of different industries. When deployed correctly, drones can be used to help local councils across the United Kingdom cut costs and increase productivity.
However, starting a drone operation requires careful planning. Because the technology is relatively new, certain aspects of the business, including understanding the complications of the regulated nature of the aviation industry, can make it a bit tricky.
Start by understanding the uses of the technology and how these can be maximised to help councils, especially those that are facing unprecedented budget cuts. Drones can be used to help local authorities realise savings across the broad range of services they have a statutory responsibility to deliver.
Next is to ensure that you are up to date with regulatory and compliance requirements. There are policies and procedures that need to be developed and adopted to cover the aviation regulation, safety and privacy legislation and local restrictions. These concerns, unless addressed properly, can easily kill a drone project before it even takes off.
Lastly, make sure that you choose the right technology. Invest in more sophisticated drones that offer a wide range of solutions and applications.