Safety & Legal

Safety is paramount to AML Air. All potential work is risk assessed & planned in advance, with full records maintained as required by the CAA. Continuous dynamic risk assessment is undertaken as we work. Safety staff and equipment, if required, will be provided. Our staff are equipped with correct and appropriate PPE for the work in hand, whilst our vehicles carry firefighting media and first aid equipment should it be required.

Unfortunately there are a lot of “pretenders” and unlicensed operators in the RPAS world, some having glossy advertising, sparkling websites and are taking fees from unsuspecting customers. Anyone offering aerial services using UAV / UAS / SUA ( drones ) MUST be properly trained by a CAA recognised NQE Training Establishment, have in place proper insurance to the minimum standard required by the CAA under EU Regulation EC785-2004 and hold a CAA PCFO – Permission for Commercial Operation (previously PFAW – Permission for Aerial Work). Operators with this approval are listed here: CAA Approved SUA Operators. If you need an RPAS operator – ask for his or her PFCO number first & check it against this list (list is updated monthly by the CAA).

Remember – NO PFCO – means CANNOT WORK – and – NO PCFO MEANS NO INSURANCE!!!

If you use an uncertified drone operator you too are liable in the event there is an accident or other incident!

It is also a common misconception if a “drone operator” does not charge they do not require a PFCO! This is not always the case, see the links on our Links Page to CAA Guidance for both the hobby and commercial users and you’ll see very often even taking photos near buildings, structures, roads, vehicles, property and people is greatly restricted. Hobby drone users and non PCFO holders MUST abide by the DRONECODE.

AMLAir are CAA Approved, NQE trained, insured and are a PFCO Holder