Nominations open for year’s wood council forestry awards

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NOMINATIONS are open for the 2018 Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards, with two new categories introduced this year.

The new categories focus on roading contractors and are for pavement excellence and construction excellence.

The construction excellence award is for an individual who demonstrates a high level of health, safety and environmental compliance and awareness.

They must also demonstrate a high quality of work output and productivity and know how to form new or upgrade existing roads managing both the materials and the equipment.

Knowledge of local circumstances, including weather and location, is another criteria for the award and the nominee must be engaged in ongoing training.

Good character and being positive, honest and reliable is an essential part of this award, and the recipient will be recognised by peers and employees.

The pavement excellence award is for an individual who works in the roading crew and is specific to operators of compaction equipment, grader and metal truck operators.

The individual must demonstrate excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

They must show a high level of health, safety and environmental compliance and awareness, and do high-quality work.

They must be able to interpret design and construct pavements at minimum cost at an acceptable level of maintenance.

As with the other award, the nominee must be of good character and be recognised by peers and employees.

To nominate, go to the Eastland Wood Council website.

Nominations close on March 1 and the awards dinner will be held on May 18.

Further information is available on the website around criteria and awards dinner information.

NOMINATIONS are open for the 2018 Eastland Wood Council Forestry Awards, with two new categories introduced this year.

The new categories focus on roading contractors and are for pavement excellence and construction excellence.

The construction excellence award is for an individual who demonstrates a high level of health, safety and environmental compliance and awareness.

They must also demonstrate a high quality of work output and productivity and know how to form new or upgrade existing roads managing both the materials and the equipment.

Knowledge of local circumstances, including weather and location, is another criteria for the award and the nominee must be engaged in ongoing training.

Good character and being positive, honest and reliable is an essential part of this award, and the recipient will be recognised by peers and employees.

The pavement excellence award is for an individual who works in the roading crew and is specific to operators of compaction equipment, grader and metal truck operators.

The individual must demonstrate excellence beyond best practice guidelines.

They must show a high level of health, safety and environmental compliance and awareness, and do high-quality work.

They must be able to interpret design and construct pavements at minimum cost at an acceptable level of maintenance.

As with the other award, the nominee must be of good character and be recognised by peers and employees.

To nominate, go to the Eastland Wood Council website.

Nominations close on March 1 and the awards dinner will be held on May 18.

Further information is available on the website around criteria and awards dinner information.

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