Networx3 Drones helping to keep workers on construction sites safe and socially distant

Jul 14, 2020

Networx3 Drones are helping to keep construction sites safe by enforcing social distancing from the air.


The drone surveying company’s fleet of five state-of-the-art drones are being deployed across the UK for clients who want to protect their workforce during a build.

Networx3 Drones are flying over building sites to provide real-time monitoring via streamed footage of what’s happening on the ground including checking that workers are keeping 2m apart.

By taking high-resolution photographs and HD video the drones can also survey, inspect, monitor build progress and measure stockpiles of materials such as sand and gravel.

Networx3 commercial director Caroline Earnshaw said: “Using our drone technology to keep people safe, and distant, while at work is something that increasingly construction companies, developers and insurers are keen to do.

“Construction sites usually have a wide variety of people visiting and doing walkthroughs – from investors and surveyors to safety inspectors and stakeholders. With social distancing and travel restrictions curtailing those visits it makes sense to use drones to do some of that work.

“We think that the safety, cost saving and increased productivity that drones offer the industry during this pandemic will mean we never go back to how it was before. Why send a person onto a busy and potentially hazardous building site when their job can be done with a drone inspection.”

Networx3 Drones have flown over several construction sites including one in Openshaw, Manchester, where they’ve been recording the progress of a new four storey public sector building since it broke ground in October 2019.

The company choose the DJI Matrice 210 V2 RTK for external work and the Elios 2 for internal work on the job.

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