Release Date: October 2020 – not currently available
Who are ECITB?
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the skills, standards and qualifications body for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain.
ECITB are an arms-length body of the UK Government, the ECITB reports to the English Department for Education.
Safety Works are now an approved Learning Provider and a part of ECITB Global.
What are the Course Objectives?
- Be aware of the relevant regulations pertaining to flying operations (eg. ICAO, CAAT, UK CAA, EASA)
- Recognise the role Human Factors can play in inducing errors into Industrial drone operations.
- Identify and select aircraft and payloads appropriate to the task and environment
- Describe a range of factors that can affect aircraft control
- Capture data to meet quality and General Data Protection Regulation requirements
- Identify hazards and mitigate risks in a range of Industrial environments utilising the correct reporting procedures in the event of an incident
- Create Pre deployment risk assessments
- Perform commercial drone operations safely within Industrial environments
Who is the course for?
All personnel who are involved in the use of Drones in an industrial/commercial environment.
Excellent course for OIMs, HSE Specialists, Permit to Work Coordinators, Operations Superintendents, Asset Integrity Engineers, Planning Engineers etc to take in order to better understand the planning, risk assessments and other safety aspects of Industrial Drone Operations within O&G Assets Worldwide.
OGUK Recommend that Drone Pilots are trained over and above the commercial pilot licenses that are gained for ‘normal’ commercial work.
The ECITB Industrial Drone Operations Training Standards fulfil the duty of care and responsibility that the major energy and utility companies require in order to prove that the drone pilots they hire can perform to the highest levels required in challenging conditions.
As a commercial drone pilot you should be able to prove competence to potential Duty Holders, equally Duty Holders should look to certified training such as the ECITB Industrial Drone Operations course to make sure that competent and industry savvy drone pilots are operating on their assets.
How do I take the course?
The theoretical part of the course is available online to take at your leisure. The e-Learning IDO is ECITB certified as a standalone course in it’s own right.
Then there is a 3 day face to face session where we train you to the knowledge learned and test you.
If you are already an Industrial Drone Pilot with experience then you can go straight on the 1 Day Assessment / Renewal
We also offer a 5 day face to face course without the need for the online training. Although as a part of the course we will give you access to the online learning and documentation.
How is the course delivered?
With the Blended Learning, 3 Day Course, we have 2 training scenarios where we walk and talk you through everything that is required to pitch for industrial work, risk assess the work, check NOTAMs, weather, capture plans, HSE at Work, PTW, Gas Testing, Data Protection, Flight Management, Planning….. The list goes on – To give you a feel to amount of training materials the Online set of notes, videos, documents, and Industry relevant documentation are close on 8Gb of data.
We try to steer clear of PowerPoint presentations and train by actually taking you to site, conducting show and tells, showing you how to apply your knowledge and then step back as you plan, risk assess, search NOTAMs, present your results.
In the afternoons we will fly. We will practice the flight drills that you are required to demonstrate and also carryout the training scenarios.
If you are already qualified, have vast experience within industrial drone flights or conducting a renewal then there is also a 1 Day Course which is the same as the final day of the Blended Course >>>
On the final test day you have to plan an industrial flight, present your flight plans, fly the flight, present your data.
You will also have a 50 question theory test based upon all the theory learned.
Also, in ATTI / Height Mode, you will show your flying skills by flying 9 flight drills.