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Drone Inspections Service

Drone Service, Scotland & North England

Using drones for inspections offer a number of benefits over traditional inspection methods, such as reduced costs, increased safety, and more efficient inspections. Drones can access hard-to-reach areas, such as rooftops, towers, and bridges, without the need for scaffolding or special height teams

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Drones for Inspection Purposes

Drone inspections use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to capture high-quality images and video of structures and areas that are difficult or dangerous to access.


Drone inspections can be used for a range of applications, including visual inspections, thermal inspections, and structural inspections. Visual inspections use high-resolution cameras to capture images and video of structures and areas, allowing for detailed inspection and analysis.


Thermal inspections use thermal cameras to capture heat signatures, which can be used to identify potential issues, such as heat loss or water leaks. Structural inspections use high-resolution cameras and 3D modeling software to capture detailed images and video of structures, allowing for accurate analysis of structural integrity and potential issues.

Why Use Drones For Inspections?

The use of drones for inspections offers many benefits over traditional inspection methods, such as reduced costs, increased safety, and more efficient inspections.


Drones can access hard-to-reach areas, such as rooftops, towers, and bridges, without the need for scaffolding or rope access techniques. They can also capture detailed images and videos that provide a more comprehensive view of the structure or area being inspected, allowing for more accurate analysis and identification of potential issues.

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Key Benefits


Drones can access hard-to-reach or dangerous areas without the need for workers to climb ladders or scaffolding, reducing the risk of accidents and injuries. Drones can also perform inspections in hazardous environments, such as chemical plants or nuclear facilities, where it may not be safe for humans to enter.


Drones can perform inspections much more quickly and efficiently than traditional methods, reducing labor costs and minimizing downtime for businesses. They also eliminate the need for specialized equipment such as scaffolding or cranes, further reducing costs.


Drones can capture high-quality images and video, allowing for detailed inspections and accurate analysis. They can also collect data over time, allowing for comparisons to be made to track changes or identify potential issues.


Drones can quickly and easily cover large areas, reducing the time required for inspections. They can also provide real-time feedback and images, allowing for quick identification of potential issues.

Environmental Impact

Drones are more environmentally friendly than traditional inspection methods, such as helicopters or manned aircraft, which require more fuel and emit more carbon emissions.

Applications For Drone Inspections

Who Are We

Visual Pursuit is a family-owned drone solution business based in Scotland, founded in 2017. We provide our services throughout Scotland & North England. Delivering a fast and reliable solution to our clients that's both time saving and cost-effective compared to traditional methods. We strive to be the future in visual solutions.


We are governed, regulated and approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).


Our pilots hold all relevant certificates (A2 CofC & GVC) and are approved to pilot under Visual Pursuit's 'Operational Authorisation', this is our rule book given by the CAA to Operate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), this enables us to get close to involved and uninvolved persons when completing tasks for our customers.


The latest in drone technology. Visual Pursuit's collection of drones are capable of capturing accurate surveying data, stunning aerial photography, video, high zoom, thermal imaging, RTK and a whole lot more.


We have many years of experience when it comes to video and photo editing, processing of data to be used in surveying, 3D modelling, stockpile volumes and cut-and-fill analysis.​


When it comes to insurance, Visual Pursuit Ltd is fully insured to work in all environments, our public liability covers us for up to £1,000,000.00 GBP this can be increased depending on the type of task we are being requested to carry out.


We are the one stop shop for drone solutions and offer free no obligation quotes.

ConstructionLine & SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement)

As a drone company, being a Constructionline member and having SSIP accreditation offer several benefits. Firstly, Constructionline membership streamlines the pre-qualification process, saving us time and effort in demonstrating our compliance with industry standards, such as health and safety, technical capabilities, and financial stability. This can improve our chances of winning contracts and gaining access to a wide range of construction projects.

Secondly, having SSIP accreditation demonstrates our commitment to maintaining high levels of health and safety in our operations, which is especially crucial in the drone industry where safety is our main priority. It shows that we have implemented robust safety protocols and procedures to protect our workers, clients, the public and minimises risks associated with our services.

Moreover, being a Constructionline member and having SSIP accreditation enhances our credibility and reputation within the construction industry. It reassures our clients that we have undergone thorough assessments by reputable organisations and have met recognised industry standards, which can give them confidence in our reliability and ability to deliver projects safely, efficiently, and in compliance with regulations.

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Based in Scotland and regularly travel throughout Scotland & England, delivering services in both cities and rural areas.

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Overall Summary

Drone inspection is an innovative and efficient way to conduct inspections in various industries, providing businesses and individuals with valuable insights to improve safety, reduce costs, and increase efficiency. They can access hard-to-reach areas, such as rooftops, towers, and bridges, without the need for scaffolding or special height teams

How are drones impacting the cost of living crisis?

Drones are not directly helping to combat the cost of living crisis, which refers to the increasing cost of basic necessities such as food, housing, and energy. However, drones are being used in various ways to improve efficiency and reduce costs, which can indirectly contribute to reducing the cost of living crisis. Here are some examples;

  1. Agriculture: Drones can be used to monitor crops, identify areas of stress, and optimize irrigation, fertilization, and pest control. By improving crop yields and reducing waste, drones can help to increase the supply of food, potentially reducing food prices.

  2. Infrastructure: Drones can be used to inspect bridges, roads, and other infrastructure for damage or defects. By identifying issues early, maintenance and repair costs can be minimized, potentially reducing the cost of infrastructure projects.

  3. Energy: Drones can be used to inspect solar panels, wind turbines, and other energy infrastructure for maintenance purposes. By identifying issues early, maintenance costs can be minimized, potentially reducing the cost of energy production.

  4. Logistics: Drones can be used for package delivery, reducing the cost and time of traditional delivery methods. By reducing the cost of logistics, prices of goods and services can potentially decrease.

Overall, while drones may not directly combat the cost of living crisis, their use in various industries can contribute to reducing costs and increasing efficiency, potentially benefiting consumers through lower prices of goods and services.

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