Contractors use drones for site surveys, stockpile profiling, material measurement and more, allowing them to quickly gather large amounts of real-time data about job-site progress, according to www.forconstructionpros.com.
Jason Hurdis, Global Market Professional for Caterpillar, emphasizes that drones can offer the following safety benefits.
Removing people from unsafe situations. Drones can handle jobs risky for humans, such as climbing up a pile to measure stockpile inventory.
Getting a bird’s-eye view of a job site. Seeing where people are in relation to machines and other hazards can make it easier to identify blind spots and potential risks before accidents happen.
Responding to near-misses. Rather than guessing what happened, you can send a drone to capture footage of a particular task or location and analyze the footage to make changes.
Reacting to site changes. What might be a safe situation on day one may not be safe during a project’s later stages. A drone can take snapshots of progress over time and help you incorporate necessary changes into your safety plans.