Osborne provides aerial inspection, maintenance and construction services to help utilities manage risk more effectively across their network.
Together with our leading LiDAR and inspection partner DroneTech, we offer a range of overhead line inspection and analysis services. Our capabilities include high-resolution geo-referenced inspection imagery of pole and line assets, geo-synchronised LiDAR for vegetation clearances and engineering applications, and qualified asset inspectors to review and analyse defects. We can carry out these services using vehicles, unmanned aircraft or fully manned aircraft, depending on what technique is suited to each individual inspection corridor. Manned aircraft inspections can be carried out from higher altitude than traditional line patrols meaning the aircraft is clear of most wire and obstruction hazards. Furthermore, because the high quality data allows post-flight analysis, utility company personnel can be removed from the aircraft, further reducing exposure for the customer. For assets that cannot be inspected from the air, Osborne can supply qualified ground line inspectors to inspect, photograph and defect poles using tablet-based work management software.
Osborne also supplies infra red and onsite visual inspection of power and pipeline assets using helicopters or UAVs. Utility company personnel, or Osborne inspectors, can review assets directly from the helicopter, or via UAV-camera systems, to make a determination about asset condition on site.
Our helicopters can assist with stringing power lines, setting power poles, construction work and crew transport. Our AS350 helicopters can perform lifts up to 1.1tonne, while our 206L aircraft can lift up to 600kg.. Pilots and ground crew are experienced in all aspects of lifts, including crewing, load marshalling and rigging. We can also offer experienced aviation riggers to train your personnel in performing aerial construction tasks safely.
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