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SwarmUAV LogoUnmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) – Mining and Utilities

About Inspections for Mining & Utilities
RIGCOM Access – UAV pilots are highly experienced and have extensive utility industry experience. This enables RIGCOM Access – UAV to deliver with precision accuracy, timely inspection reports on the transmission and distribution networks, power stations, wind farms, solar farms and hydro dams across Australia.

RIGCOM Access – UAV pilots are CASA certified and trained in the requirements and need to comply with safe operations particularly at power stations and on the electricity network and the preparation of suitable risk assessments and method statements. We operate with some of the world’s largest utility companies.

Main Benefits

  • A safer working environment – we remove the need for people to work at height as well as keeping them at a safe distance from hazardous assets
  • Reduced outages – thanks to detailed inspections taking place while the asset is live
  • Reduced costs – by minimising costly downtime
  • Higher quality information – our technical skill to fly close to assets along with our experience and industry leading knowledge lets operators locate and diagnose problems quickly

Live Transmission Inspections

RIGCOM Access – UAV can undertake extensive inspections and surveys of transmission towers, pylons and distribution poles. We can provide a close visual inspection in a convenient and useable photographic format without any adverse impact upon operational effectiveness and line outage ‘down-time’. Inspections can include the condition of insulators and connections, shoes, dampers, earthwire and connection, as well as structural steel bracing.

Chimney Inspections

RIGCOM Access – UAV capabilities are such, that the inspecting and surveying of industrial chimney stacks, cooling towers, stacks and vents can be conducted easily and efficiently. These inspections/surveys can be undertaken as a ‘one-off’, regular or emergency basis or as part of an on-going customer annual inspection programme to comply with a planned inspection regime. Indeed, some customers prefer to monitor on a monthly basis to track deterioration or known problems. During these inspection programmes, we will inspect the condition of the concrete or brickwork, mantle, lightening conductors, acid resistant coating and cap; as well as highlighting potential dropped objects. Regardless of the customer requirement, RIGCOM Access – UAV will be completely flexible to satisfy your needs.

Structural Inspections

With our experience, RIGCOM Access – UAV can undertake a host of numerous structural inspections which include carrying out surveys of industrial structures including storage tanks, elevated pipe racks, buildings, roofs, ducting, gantries and walkways. Complimentary follow-up work can also be catered for using our Rope Access or Height Safety technicians.

Thermal Inspections

RIGCOM Access – UAV have undertaken extensive thermal/infrared inspections as well as surveys of industrial structures ranging from chimney ducting, flares, chimneys and other process equipment. These inspections can identify gas leaks, burn back and refractory breakdown.

Emergency Inspections

At RIGCOM Access – UAV we understand the pressure you are under during an emergency situation, so we offer a Australian wide emergency inspections service. With extensive industrial inspection experience, our team can provide the information you need to make swift and accurate operational decisions.

To see how RIGCOM Access – UAV GUARANTEES to provide you a quick, cost effective solution to carry out inspection services that will decrease downtimes and increase your facilities productivity. Call RIGCOM Access – UAV NOW for your Free consultation on 1300 893 230 or email contact us

On Shore Refineries
UAV's provide a fast and effective way for our clients to inspect their on shore assets without the need to for the inspections to be done on a shutdown.
Off Shore Oil and Gas
Accessing hard to reach locations is even harder off shore. Our UAV solutions enable clients to inspect areas faster and safer than previous methods.
Mining and Utilities
The use of UAV imagery for mines have helped improve their efficiencies. Knowing stock levels to inspections of infrastructure, such as conveyor belts.
Wind and Solar
Using UAV to carry out visual inspections of wind turbines has reduced the down time and increased safety by providing a rapid access solution.

Industrial Inspections

Our UAV teams can provide a range of visual industrial inspections. Including but not limited to video, photos, and thermal imagery.

Land Survey

Our land survey solutions provide our clients with invaluable data for their projects, ranging from construction sites to mines.


'We decided to use RIGCOM Access because they were able to comply with the EU CE marking, providing pre-certified European components and assurance that our documentation requirements would be met. RIGCOM Access provided us with an unexpectedly helpful service and flexibility, particularly during installation when the installation team accommodated the difficulties of site planning without fuss or complaint. We would recommend RIGCOM Access for anyone that requires a professional permanent lifeline system installed with minimum hassle.'

Aidan Allen, Sr Field Engineer, Hatch.