October 3, 2016
Veon First in Irish Forest Safety
Veon Ltd has achieved another first in the Irish forestry industry by ensuring that all its senior foresters have achieved the award of the Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) standard.
The PSCS title was introduced with the 1995 Construction Regulations and reinforced in the 2001 and 2006 Construction Regulations and is becoming progressively important for professional foresters in the forest sector in Ireland as the national forest inventory age profile increases and greater numbers of forest roads are being planned. The PSCS is also a prerequisite in the construction of roads for Wind and Solar farms.
The role of the project supervisor construction stage is to manage and co-ordinate health and safety matters during the construction stage. The project supervisor construction stage is appointed before the construction work on the forest road begins and remains in that position until all construction work on the project is completed.
“This is a significant achievement by our senior foresters and underscores the importance we place on safety in the forests we manage” commented Trevor McHugh, Managing Director Commercial, Veon Ltd. “No other forestry company in Ireland has achieved this standard and we are proud of our professional team for their continuing commitment to increasing safety on-site and for implementing best-practice for the Irish forest industry and also for our clients”