SafeSkys Ltd., SafeSkys House, 84B, Easton St., High Wycombe, Bucks HP11 1LT
SafeSkys Ltd complies fully with the terms and conditions of all Class and General Licences issued by Scottish Natural Heritage, Natural England, Welsh Assembly Government and Natural Resources Wales and Northern Ireland Environment Agency in relation to the control and protection of Air Safety and Public Health.
SafeSkys is BS EN ISO 14001:2004 accredited. SafeSkys has developed, operates and adheres to an Environment Plan that addresses the policies, processes and procedures which it implements relating to Environmental Protection. SafeSkys is committed to developing and improving its environmental standards in all areas of its operations. SafeSkys complies fully with Airport Operators Association Environmental Guidance Manual for Airports.
Monitoring & Measurement of Performance
Every airport must have a Wildlife Hazard Management Plan (WHMP).
Avian Safe, the Standards and Auditing division of SafeSkys, contributes to each of its airport's WHMPs in order to guarantee relevance, accuracy, currency and compliance thus aiding monitoring and measurement of performance.
SafeSkys encourages its staff to develop environmentally friendly ideas for deterring birds. Shotgun cartridges have biodegradable felt wads. SafeSkys will always take professional advice on habitat management. All SafeSkys vehicles are regularly serviced and controlled so as to keep our carbon footprint to a minimum. SafeSkys ensures that all reasonable measures are taken to limit the impact of its operations on the environment and always uses the minimum work necessary to carry out the task at hand.
The Red Squirrel population
Within the last 50 years and with the introduction of Grey Squirrels during Victorian times, the population of Red Squirrels has declined dramatically. The Grey Squirrel has managed to colonise most of the Reds' territory, successfully pushing them out.
The SafeSkys Wildlife Management Unit at Kinloss Barracks in Scotland have set up a feeding site in coniferous forestry on the boundary of the airfield. For the past 2 years, this site has been monitored and feeding stations regularly replenished. The outcome has been a vast increase in numbers as healthy youngsters are being produced.
Sea Eagles at RAF Leuchars
RAF Leuchars sits on the mouth of the Tay Estuary and is a prolific area for sea birds. In 2011, two Sea Eagles settled in the area and established a territory which fell within the 13km safeguarding area of the military flying station. The RSPB contacted Strike Command and a NOTAM was produced with a warning sent out to all aircrew. The RSPB officer was given a visit to No.6 Squadron Typhoons so that she could experience the full impact of how serious a strike on one of these aircraft could be. The meeting decided to co-ordinate all information from the RSPB and SafeSkys Bird Control Unit at RAF Leuchars relevant to the two Sea Eagles, so that the risk to flight safety and the Eagles can be minimised.