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Innovative tech to be used for more efficient repairs

Bournville Village Trust’s (BVT) Maintenance Services is to use a drone to help provide more efficient and effective repairs.

The drone will be used to investigate repairs to roofs such as leaks, blocked guttering and damaged tiles.

Using a drone for these types of repairs won’t only be more efficient, but it may also reduce the need for scaffolding to be put up in the first place.

It will also reduce the risks of working at height for BVT’s Maintenance Services staff.

Alan Considine, Responsive Repairs Service Manager at BVT, said: “We’re always looking for ways to make our repairs service more efficient and effective.

“Customers have told us that having scaffold up can be intrusive and erecting and removing it is time consuming and expensive.

“By using a drone, we can identify what needs to be repaired quickly and the best method for the job.”

BVT Maintenance Services staff will be trained in using the drone and will make customers, and neighbours, aware of use in advance of works.

Footage captured by the recording device will only relate to the area being repaired / maintained and the recording equipment will only be activated at height.

No personal data or individuals will be recorded, including the surrounding area in compliance with UK General Data Protection regulations 2018 GDPR.

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