Drones (or unmanned aerial vehicles) are becoming commonplace in the skies above our heads.
In order to ensure we operate these unmanned aircraft in a safe manner, in accordance with relevant regulatory requirements and permissions, and before developing our own institutional procedures, the following requirements will apply and must be complied with:
- The flying of drones (of any size or weight) for recreational purposes and private use on land either owned or occupied by the College is prohibited.
- The flying of drones in connection with College business (including research) must be reported to the College at least 3 weeks prior to the planned flight date, or sooner if possible. This also includes situations where the flying of the drone is to be carried out by a third party.
Furthermore, it is a condition of the College’s insurance that a risk assessment must be completed for each drone flight, taking into account relevant regulations and permissions.
These requirements are effective from Monday 2 July 2018.
All enquiries relating to drone use, including the above notification of use should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Together we can ensure the continued safe and responsible use of drones.
Director of Health and Safety
Approved by: Planning and Resources Committee
Date: 16 July 2018