Skywork understands that introduced species of plants and creatures can lead to damage of our environment and through the utilisation of thorough biosecurity processes will enable the protection of native ecosystems from these species.
All Skywork bases have bait stations to control vermin and the system is managed using the base biosecurity plan, which requires weekly checking of all base bait stations.
Support vehicles are restricted to established roads and tracks to limit impact on vegetation and fauna habitat, soil erosion, spread of weed, infectious disease and airborne dust.
Prior to any operation in a sensitive area requiring biosecurity measures, all aircraft, vehicles, equipment and luggage are thoroughly cleaned and inspected to ensure all foreign species or material with the potential to carry pests or seeds such as soil is removed.
Likewise all aircraft, equipment and vehicles are cleaned of soil and seeds on each occasion that they are returned to base.
Prior to commencement of any operations - Skywork will review in full any Environmental concerns listed in Project Management Safety Plan, including any additional requirements as per the New Zealand Environmental Care Code.
This process will follow procedures detailed in the Skywork Safety Management Manual and will be set out as per the Company quarantine standards.
Skywork will comply with Department of Conservation policies, reporting, and auditing as per the contract and the Project Management Safety Plan.
Responsibility and ownership will be encouraged throughout all Skywork personnel and DOC personnel.