It might seem counterintuitive, but it’s common knowledge and apparently the natural order of things – technology moves much faster than the rules we set to govern it. Automobiles upset the public at first and caused governments to rethink roads. Airplanes caused governments to address the skies, something they’d never had to do before. Now drones are forcing them to rethink the rules about the sky, and public concerns are putting pressure on those decisions.
The Cart Ahead of the Horse
While governments race and struggle to establish regulations that will work for drones, business has been moving full steam ahead in trying to implement them for a wide range of applications, not the least of which being product delivery. Many companies in many countries have been waiting patiently (to put it politely) in the starting gate, with their drone fleets ready to go as soon as their respective regulating authority decides to establish some rules.
There’s no denying that drones will play a huge part in the future of business and society, but in order to ensure public safety and meet the needs and desires of parties on all sides, regulations will need to be thoughtfully crafted and solidly implemented. Compliance will play a crucial role in this, and Compliance Experts has been pioneering new processes in the compliance space for years with our Compliance Checkpoint software. Now we’re taking on the new frontier of drones.
We have been partnering with the Institute for Drone Technology in Australia to build a drone enterprise management solution which we have aptly named Dronesafe. Dronesafe is focused on helping their clients, from corporations to government agencies, manage the complexities of flying drones and maintaining their fleets across their enterprises. Dronesafe is designed to minimise risk, protect an organisation’s interests, and address regulator and community concerns about safety, security, privacy and public nuisance.
It provides structured and consistent step-by-step pre- and post-flight checklists that improve operational effectiveness, efficiency, and safety, while also providing a complete audit trail of all flights. Dronesafe allows your organisation to follow industry best practices, modelled on ISO standards, in the safe management of all your drone activities. Mobile (Tablet) and browser-based access provides the ultimate flexibility.
With multiple pilots and multiple aircraft to manage, it’s critical that managers responsible for RPA operations have the tools they need to maintain control. These tools need to be both straightforward and comprehensive, providing complete regulatory compliance and an ongoing audit trail.
Dronesafe smooths the way for drone operations management, giving organisations the tools to manage all of their drone flights and operations with confidence, safe in the knowledge that every flight conducted is safe, secure and compliant. Mobile access and a simple checklist-based approach enable pilots to record relevant data at the point of flight, with all data recorded in a single database.
We’re proud to be leading the way in compliance once again with this new initiative. Please visit http://www.dronetechinstitute.com/dronesafe/ to learn more about this exciting development.