TOC – Audit Work Program Template

ORGANIZATIONAL INTEGRATION

Drone safety management system
Risk assessments and risk mitigation plans
Organizational integration and policies
Oversight and monitoring of drone operations
Drone operator registration
Drone incident response plan
Insurance cover for drone operations

 

DRONE ASSETS

Procurement of drones and drone system components
Drone inventory management
Airworthiness of drones
Electronic drone identification
Testing of new and modified drones
Drone registration
Inventory of other drone-related assets
Control stations and control signal security
First-person view equipment
Radio equipment used in drone operations
Batteries and battery chargers
Fuel tanks, fuel and engine oil
Airfields and landing or cargo pads
Drone catapults
Drone spare parts inventory management
Write-offs and asset disposals

 

PILOTS, FLIGHTCREW AND MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL

Job descriptions
Recruitment and background checks
Certification and currency requirements for drone pilots
Drug and alcohol testing
Third party pilots
Aeronautical knowledge training

 

FLIGHT OPERATIONS

Basic rules for drone operations
Autonomous flight capabilities
Mission planning
Flying locations and airspace classification
Preflight inspections
Flying over people or close to people
Visible line of sight (VLOS) vs beyond visible line of sight (BVLOS)
A single pilot operating multiple drones
Maximum daytime flying hours
Minimum team size for missions
Flight training and drone testing
Record keeping for flight activities
Incident reporting and continuous improvement

 

DRONE MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR

Maintenance roles and responsibilities
Manufacturer relationships
Preventive maintenance
Documentation of maintenance work

 

PAYLOAD MANAGEMENT

Legal payload restrictions
Community concerns
Airframe specific payload restrictions
Weather specific payload restrictions
Data security
Payload insurance

 

FINANCIAL ANALYSIS

Capital expenditure and asset tracking
Budget and expense control
In-house drone operations vs drone service providers
Fulltime pilots on the company payroll vs contracted pilots
Centralized vs decentralized drone operations
Drone fleet suitability