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How to Launch a Commercial Drone Program

November 1, 2018

Whether you own a construction company or you work for the National Park Service, a commercial drone program can bring a lot of utility to your company’s operations. Drones have a plethora of unique applications that can help your crew take aerial photos, keep an eye on large areas, and more. Today we’re going to go over the steps you need to take to start a commercial drone program at your company.

Man or a worker with drone standing in a warehouse.

Create a Proposal for the Necessary Parties.

The first thing you should do if you want to incorporate drones into your workplace is to create a document that explains why you need them. This proposal should provide details for why you want the drones, what the drones will do in a grand sense, what they will do in a practical sense, and how much it’s all going to cost.

These kinds of documents, though they may seem unnecessary, are actually quite useful even if your boss won’t require it. The document will provide the basis for future documents that will outline procedures within your drone program.

Almost any industry can utilize drones to improve their operations. At the end of the day, a drone is a flying set of eyes that can go to places the average person can’t. We’re excluding Superman, of course. Drones open up options for marketing companies, utility companies, and more. The sky is the limit.

Make Sure You Have Insurance.

No drone program is complete without investing in drone insurance. Insurance is going to be especially important for drones that are used in commercial ventures, because they’re going to affect your bottom line. If something happens to your drone while it’s out there doing its job, the company’s productivity may be affected with its failure.

Not only that, but if the drone causes harm or damage to person or property, things can get complicated. However, when you have drone insurance, disputes and issues can be dealt with much simpler and easier. You’ll be covered and your drone program can get back to normal.

Call on American Heritage to Help You!

If you’re looking to start a drone program at your company, then you’re going to need insurance to help protect your investment. American Heritage has a full suite of drone insurance options to meet your needs whether you’re operating the drone yourself or outsourcing.

For more information contact us today with your questions. We’d be more than happy to talk through your options with you.

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