Did you know that the commercial drone services market is expected to reach $6.74 billion by 2026?
As we continue to see — and as 2020 has proven to us — drones can play a vital role in nearly every industry, including healthcare, roofing, construction, real estate, agriculture, and more.
If you’re a business owner, now is a great time to start thinking about how you can implement drone technology into your business. What’s more, depending on the type of business you own, it might even make more sense to have your team members trained in drone operation. Insurance inspections, facilities maintenance, and photography/videography are all safer and lest costly when you send your drone.
Three reasons to consider training your team for drone flight:
Drones help keep your staff safe.
It should come as no surprise that having drones help reduces the risk of injury to your employees. With roof inspections, for example, someone is traditionally required to climb a ladder to assess damage first. While they manually inspect areas for any signs of wear and damage, they’re also risking bodily harm should they take a tumble.
If your employees are using a drone to get their first look, they can have a bird’s eye view from the ground’s safety. They’ll then know exactly what tools and supplies they need, so it’s just one trip to the top to get the repair done right the first time. This also saves time and money for insurance claims and keeping tabs on major construction projects.
Drones help you save money.
Times may change, but the adage “time is money” doesn’t. If your company covers a large geographic area, or you have multiple buildings on a campus-like setting, traveling to the other side just to see if everything’s okay, takes time, and that is time away from other important work. A drone and drone pilot on your team allows you to have eyes and ears of your entire operation, without ever leaving your desk!
This technology allows inspections of areas difficult to access or dangerous to monitor, saving time and keeping workers out of harm’s way. Using someone in-house will almost certainly be more cost-effective than using a project-based contractor.
Drones offer effective planning and data-gathering.
Our human eyes are no match for a drone’s lens. Drones see what we can’t (what with their infrared scanning capabilities and all) and can provide real-time data that could take hours or even days to report otherwise. Plus, using drones at the very beginning of any project can help you plan for any additional tools and materials that may be needed based on the drone’s preliminary visual reports.
Also, when you use someone who’s part of your team, you’ll have streamlined processes and communication that will flow more efficiently than working with someone outside your company.
Get your team ready to fly.
At RBS, we provide training to prepare people to pass the FAA Part 107 Commercial Drone Pilot License, required by law for anyone using a drone for commercial purposes (and our students have a 100% first-time pass-rate!).
We offer training in the greater Chicago and Gary areas and can travel to you if you plan to train three or more people. Plus, we provide hands-on training to ensure your fleet of drones are flown safely and stay well-maintained. Ready to get started? Contact us at (888) 316-8889 or contact us here for more information.