Safety Case Study

Keeping People Out Of Confined Spaces

A Safety Analysis

Drone Safety Case Study
At Osprey Integrity we will do everything we can to assist our clients in creating the safest and most efficient work environments possible. Last summer we had a customer requiring a confined space inspection on a Waste Heat Recovery Unit with a pretty unique layout. The floors were covered in 2” high studs (plate and pin installation), which not only made the ergonomic working environment a nightmare, but also making a safe rescue extremely challenging in the event that something went wrong.

We believe UAS technology should be used as just another tool in an inspector’s kit, so rather than having a manned entry, we went in our Flyability Elios 1 to do the heavy lifting. This eliminated the requirement for our inspector having to step foot inside the WHRU, saving the client any chance of an incident, as well as the hefty bill from a specialized rescue crew.

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We believe that every hazard should be eliminated from our work environment prior to starting the job. In the event that the hazard cannot be removed, this technology is allowing us to remove ourselves from unsafe working conditions while increasing efficiency and lowering the cost of the job. On this job alone, we prevented up to 4 people from requiring entry into the hazardous environment.

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