Sally McColl gains full membership of CIEEM

After much hard work and an extensive application process, NWS is delighted to announce that Sally McColl, Lead Ecological Consultant, has recently gained full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecologists and Environmental Managers (CIEEM) and is entitled to use the suffix MCIEEM.

Sally McColl surveying for great crested newts

CIEEM is the accreditation body for these professions in the UK. Its mission is both to raise the profile of the profession and to promote high standards to practice. All CIEEM members agree to adhere to the Code of Professional Conduct which give our clients confidence that our work is to the high professional standards set by CIEEM.

NWS is proud to be sponsoring all our staff to gain professional membership. Ben Moore and Ben Christie have also achieved CIEEM membership.

Vattenfall partners NWS in best practice health and safety

Vattenfall is one on Europe’s leading generators of electricity and heat. Vattenfall pride themselves on their health and safety standards, protecting their people at work, and are committed to attaining high standards for the safety or employees and contractors.

They are also committed to working in strong partnerships that challenge themselves and their contractors to drive constant improvements in H&S standards.

For our 2018 ecological surveys, additional investment from Vattenfall has allowed NWS to apply new H&S observation systems and First Aid training, achieving a 100% First Aid certification rate for all field staff.

Chris Smith of NWS said ‘NWS is delighted to have received this additional commitment from Vattenfall for our surveyors in the field’.

Nicky in full transect PPE


Staff receive further certification

Every member of our ecology team now holds Construction Skills Certification, which cements our position as having the required training and qualifications to work safely as ecologists and arboriculturalists on construction sites.

The Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) is the national skills certification scheme for the UK construction industry. It covers skills such as health and safety legislation and hazard recognition.

It follows our accreditations by the Contractors Health and Safety Assessment and Constructionline in 2016 and 2017.