Bio Security

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 bio-security plan, which requires weekly checking of all base bait stations.

Support vehicles are restricted to established roads and tracks to limit the impact on vegetation and fauna habitat, soil erosion, the 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 the 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.

Skywork Helicopters holds a Pest-Free Warrant and is licensed by DOC and the Auckland Council to visit pest-free conservation islands and other islands in the Hauraki Gulf. 

Biosecurity requirements include pre-flight inspections for any passengers and gear.  Be prepared for your trip by checking DOC guidelines before you leave home

https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/auckland/hauraki-gulf-marine-park/know-before-you-go/pest-free-hauraki-gulf/ 

Without your co-operation, your trip may not be able to take place.

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