We provide aerial inspection, maintenance and construction services to assist utility services manage risk more effectively across their network.
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.