Drone Surveys and Inspections

Inspection: How can a Drone / UAV help?

There are many regular inspection tasks to be undertaken on a typical industrial site.  For example, reactive maintenance checks, environmental impact assessments and thermal inspections.  UAV platforms can provide access to areas that are deemed too difficult or too risky to send your team into.  These services can dramatically reduce your risk exposure in a “working at height” situation and by altering the economics of these inspections, can enable you to do them more frequently.

An inspection with a UAV platform also produces a highly accurate record (the output from the camera or sensor payload).  The ability to be able to store inspection results for future reference can also be a key enhancement to your inspection regime as the scope of recorded information is kept constant.


Eliminate the need for expensive and time consuming scaffolding, man-lifting equipment and helicopter charters. This particular service keeps survey and inspection personnel on the ground and out of harm’s way, thus improving health and safety regulations as well as providing cost effective solutions for high risk elevated areas. Our cameras can be viewed in real-time HD from the ground using the latest downlink into one of our customised on-site vehicles. Our capabilities in 3D and Thermal Imaging will deliver new insights into your inspection needs.  

We have the experience and equipment needed to operate in complex industrial environments which often have unseen hazards.  All our operators have real world experience of operating in some of the UK’s most demanding site environments including COMHA sites, SWAH operations, as well as operational involvement in post-disaster building triage for overseas government rescue. 

All our staff are fully compliant with expected levels of site safety including P.P.E., Safe Working At Height Qualifications, Confined Space Working, Trauma Care, water safety power boat operation, appointed persons mobile plant, and all our vehicles are site compliant including amber lighting and rear chevron markings.

Our experience and Qualifications

How we operate

Post Editing & Data Delivery

For every site we visit to conduct work, we carry out a series of detailed pre-flight assessments to ensure a safe, legal operation.


All risk assessments and Method Statements relating to the aerial operations can be requested by our clients for their own records. We provide the aerial video and/or photography to fit your desired specification.


The media content can then be viewed by your inspection officer/surveyor at their convenience.

Raw images and/or video are carefully edited to maximise clarity and to focus in on areas of particular interest. 

We aim to deliver the collected data within 24 hours of site completion. Data can be securely downloaded via our hosting client, or alternatively posted via USB Device at no extra cost.

Drone / UAV Survey

From gaining site situational awareness to delivering Photomosaic & Digital Elevation Models we can help with your project

Survey: How can a Drone / UAV help?

Online satellite imagery can be out-dated by up to 6 years and can be unreliable in planning and analysis needs. Drone survey imagery is typically 20 times the resolution of Google Earth, allowing for greater planning detail and when augmented by our 3D mapping capability, provides ground representation to the smallest detail.

A drone offers a number of advantages over more traditional data capture techniques:

•Data is captured from the air, very quickly

•Resolutions can be as high sub 1cm per pixel

•Data captured can be processed into Photomosaics

•Data captured can be processed into 3D models

Reducing the time spent on the ground means staff safety is improved by minimising risk to teams when measuring sites such as quarries, unstable slopes and transportation routes.

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To discuss aerial filming  aerial photography drone surveys or drone mapping please contact us

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All our pilots are trained to the highest UK standards by Resource-UAS and all have a minimum of RPQ-Small qualification allowing us  to operate ROAV's / UAV's safely and competently. CAA licenced operator number: 922


Full Public Liability insurance specific to aerial work. 


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Global Drone Surveys Ltd

Company number 9226262

30 Bardsey Crescent



CF14 5LA


Mail: info@globaldronesurveys.com

ISO 9001 Drone company

C.A.A licensed, aerial filming & photography specialists, using remote-controlled, multi-rotor UAVs (drones)