FAA Certified 4K Drone Aerial Photography in Georgia

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Our Drone Photography Safety First Policies in Georgia

Go Drone Video Productions, LLC is committed to having a safe and healthy workplace!
  • The ongoing pursuit of an accident free workplace, including no harm to people, no damage to equipment, the environment and property.
  • A culture of open reporting of all safety hazards in which management will not initiate disciplinary action against any personnel who, in good faith, disclose a hazard or safety occurrence due to unintentional conduct.
  • Support for safety training and awareness programs.
  • Conducting regular audits of safety policies, procedures and practices.
  • Monitoring the Drone community to ensure best safety practices are incorporated into the organization.

6. Safety

 

6.1 Safety Policy

 

  1. GO DRONE VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, LLC is committed to having a safe and healthy workplace, including:

    1. The ongoing pursuit of an accident free workplace, including no harm to people, no damage to equipment, the environment and property.

    2. A culture of open reporting of all safety hazards in which management will not initiate disciplinary action against any personnel who, in good faith, disclose a hazard or safety occurrence due to unintentional conduct.

    3. Support for safety training and awareness programs.

    4. Conducting regular audits of safety policies, procedures and practices.

    5. Monitoring the Drone community to ensure best safety practices are incorporated into the organization.

  2. It is the duty of every member within the Drone flight crew to contribute to the goal of continued safe operations. This contribution comes in many forms and includes always operating in the safest manner practicable and never taking unnecessary risks. Any safety hazard, whether procedural, operational, or maintenance related must be identified as soon as possible after, if not before, an incident occurs. Any suggestions in the interest of safety should be made to the Drone Coordinator.

  3. If any member observes, or has knowledge of an unsafe or dangerous act committed by another member, the Drone coordinator is to be notified immediately so that corrective action may be taken.

 

6.2 Operational Hazard and Occurrence Report (OHOR) and Investigations

 

  1. Occurrences are unplanned safety related events, including accidents and incidents that could impact safety. A hazard is something that has the potential to cause harm. The systematic identification and control of all major hazards is foundational to safety.

  2. The OHOR concept provides a mechanism to report hazards and occurrences, real and perceived, to those responsible for Drone operations.

  3. There is no specific format for the OHOR as the information provided is what is important, not the format and should be used without hesitation to report any anticipated, current, or experienced safety hazard, or occurrence. Further, the OHOR can be submitted anonymously, and to whatever level in the chain of command, to get the matter proper attention, without fear of reprisal.

  4. Written memorandums fully explaining the problem will be given to the Drone coordinator for investigation.

  5. Every hazard and/or occurrence is investigated, with the results and corrective action taken communicated to all members. The investigation will be conducted by the Drone coordinator or any other member of the company who has the technical skill necessary to do it. The services of an independent subject matter expert may be necessary in some cases to assure a thorough and complete investigation.

  6. Hazards requiring immediate attention will be brought to the attention of the Drone coordinator, verbally, without delay.

  7. ALL MEMBERS ARE AUTHORIZED TO TAKE ACTION TO CORRECT A HAZARD if in that member's opinion delay will result in accident or injury. The Drone coordinator will be notified immediately in such situations.

 

6.3 Safety Officer - Operator/Observer/Coordinator

 

  1. In regards to safety, all members of the Drone flight crew are responsible for the following:

    1. Ensuring all flight operations personnel understand applicable regulatory requirements, standards and organizational safety policies and procedures.

    2. Observe and control safety systems by monitoring all operations.

    3. Review standards and the practices of company personnel as they impact operational safety.

    4. Communicate all reported safety related problems and the corrective action taken. If there were any in-flight problems (or learned experiences), the proper procedures for handling that problem should be discussed.

    5. Copy and circulate pertinent safety information.

    6. Copy and circulate emergency safety bulletins.

    7. Place any electronic copies of safety information or bulletins in a conspicuous location for all employees to access.

    8. It is emphasized again that safety is the responsibility of ALL members of the Drone unit.

 

6.4 Safety Training

 

  1. All members shall receive training in the following subjects prior to operating the Drone:

    1. Company commitment to safety

    2. Company policy

    3. Drone member's role in safety

    4. Emergency safety procedures

  2. All members shall review the company safety policy and procedures on an annual basis and that review shall be noted in their training history.

 

6.5 Medical Factors

 

  1. Operator and Observers shall only deploy the Drone when rested and emotionally prepared for the tasks at hand.

  2. Physical illness, exhaustion, emotional problems, etc., seriously impair judgment, memory and alertness. The safest rule is not to act as an operator or observer when suffering from any of the above. Members are expected to "stand down" when these problems could reasonably be expected to affect their ability to perform flight duties.

  3. A self-assessment of physical condition shall be made by all members during pre-flight activities.

  4. Performance can be seriously hampered by prescription and over-the-counter drugs. The Drone Coordinator must be advised anytime such drugs are being taken. If it is determined that the medication being taken could hamper an operator or observer, that member shall be prohibited from the deployment or exercise.

  5. No member shall act as an operator or observer within eight hours after consumption of any alcoholic beverage, while under the influence of alcohol, or while having an alcohol concentration of 0.04 (FAR 91.17)