Aerial inspections with Drones are an interesting alternative to traditional inspections as they allow important savings in time, organisation, and costs. Moreover, risks for personnel are eliminated. They also enable access to difficult areas, in critical and high-risk situations for man, working in safety and with the utmost precision.
Inspecting industrial installations, cranes, complex structures or those difficult to reach has always been complicated and economically disadvantageous.
Today, thanks to the drone technology is it possible to collect very high-quality and detailed images taken very near the object in question.
ECO Certificazioni collaborates with a team consisting of expert and ENAC (Ente Nazionale Aviazione Civile, National Civil Aviation Authority) certified pilots, operators qualified to carry out critical operations, and certified thermographic operators to conduct aerial technical inspections with the production of video/photographic materials and aero-thermographic reliefs on buildings, lands, photovoltaic installations, and industrial plants.
ECO Certificazioni carries out numerous inspection activities with Drones in a variety of settings:
Upon conclusion of these activities, high-definition, georeferenced, certified material is provided that is also valid in legal settings; moreover, a complete inspection report is delivered with the details found highlighted and valid for tender participation.
The use of drones for civil and military purposes is now very widespread, making it necessary to establish rules to avoid potentially negative consequences due to their use and sustain the competitiveness of the EU aeronautic industry.
The Commission Delegated Regulation EU 945/2019 relative, among other things, to the technical requirements of drones, and the Commission Implementing Regulation EU 947/2019, which regulates both the user requirements and the methods of use, meet this need.
Moreover, in order to guarantee the presence of the safety requirements in “unmanned aircraft systems”, UAS), the Commission indicates the Regulation EC 765/2008, calling for the CE marking of the products, which can be applied after having carried out adequate controls entrusted to accredited and notified conformity evaluation bodies.
The UAS that are not considered toys pursuant to Directive 2009/48/EC should be in conformity with essential pertinent safety and health care requirements as outlined in Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (1), to the extent that this directive be applied to them, provided that these safety and health care requirements are not intrinsically linked to UAS flight safety. In cases in which said safety and health care requirements are intrinsically linked to flight safety, only this regulation is applied.
COMMISSION DELEGATED REGULATION (EU) 2019/945 of 12 March 2019
Therefore, according to this regulation: