March 22, 2018
Harvesting or Thinning your Forest? – Make sure your Forest Manager is PSCS Certified
Veon is Ireland’s leading forest manager and operates a very simple, transparent and secure harvesting system from first thinning to harvesting. Veon has a proven track record for vigilance and reliability. Our foresters supervise the entire thinning and harvesting operations, ensuring you get the best price for your timber while also protecting the future value of your remaining crop.
A strong harvesting road will add value to your plantation and reduce maintenance costs in the long term. Forest roads are grants aided and require specialist knowledge and experience to build to exacting standards. Health and safety plays a significant role in all forest operations but especially in forest road construction. Unfortunately not everyone has the same focus on safety standards as Veon.
All of Veon’s 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. As Ireland’s leading forest management company it is important that we continue to lead from the front.”