Issues That May Arise During A Scan Job

How to prepare for upcoming projects

When it comes to scanning something important to remember is how to handle issues. A lot of issues can arise during a scan job and it’s important that you try and limit them as much as possible. Something very important that will help you scan is your communication with your client. Your client needs to be aware of what you are going to do and you need to be prepared for their line of questioning. “Is it safe?” “Can it see through walls?” and “What are these objects for?” are some of the most common ones I’ve run into. The answers are yes, no and they are used in the next step to help connect all the scans together. As for things you need to discuss with them, it depends on the job. One of the big ones is whenever I scan at a person’s house. The owner or tenant, need to be made aware and scheduled with. As you scan, you’ll learn questions that need to be asked. Do you have any pet allergies? Now’s the time to ask about pets. They may seem like silly mundane questions to some, but they’ll hold importance to your well-being.


Last time we touched on the topic of asking the right questions. A major one that involves job sites is the requirement of Personal Protective Equipment or PPE for short. PPE is crucial to the scanning process. If there are large amounts of dust, then you must wear a mask to protect your lungs. Same goes for areas that have lots of mold or a fowl odor. If it doesn’t smell right, then it’s most likely bad for you. Make sure to follow OSHA standards for health and safety as you can’t continue to scan if the area is too hazardous, or you didn’t come prepared. This is especially true on active construction sites as they will most likely not allow you on site without proper PPE.


When most people hear laser, they show the would be concerned for their safety  It’s important to remind people that when you are doing LiDAR scanning, you are using a class 1 laser which is considered to be safe. If it wasn’t, I would’ve had to go through severe chemo treatments.