Foundation UAS Training ‘a meeting of two worlds’
“We start with a slide (pictured) that talks about a meeting of two worlds,” said Jonathan Carter, Director at Global Drone Training, which was part of the initial working group and helped put together the course content.
“In terms of the drone world, we’re talking about legislation, Civil Aviation Authority, certifications, drone knowledge and data management. We’re merging that with the industry world of site and asset knowledge and procedures, safety training, and proof of competence.
“The main takeaway we make sure they go away with is an understanding and appreciation of how complex operating drones on an industrial site can be and with the knowledge to operate safely.”
Global Drone Training delivers training from its Swansea and Norwich bases but also provides the course on site, such as for Sellafield in Cumbria.
With no previous training standard for flying drones in industry, Global Drone Training Director Elliott Corke says the course has created a “benchmark” that didn’t already exist.
He added: “Employers know people have the right level of skills to come on site and operate a drone if they have this certificate.”