WoF Services a Year in perspective
WoF Services has been extremely busy during 2015 and even more so with the continuingfire season.
We have taken the changes and the challenges that have been presented to us and together we have adapted, as well as introduced new systems and ways of operating.
Overall WoF Services has seen a steady rate of work for the main seasons’ burning period from May through to August. The normal fire breaks and block burning continued this season with a bit of a difference in that we obtained a Transnet contract which involved the burning of some 561 km’s of rail line reserves, as well as obtaining all the Kruger National Park, Mozambique boundaries to burn amounting to 590 km’s.
The Research and Development Section has performed well this year and has met all targets.
The Chromoloena burns went well this year with Bob Connolly and his team completing 4,748 hectares in Zululand even under the difficult circumstances of low fuel growth over the past season.
This year has seen us put in our first proper manual bush clearing teams in the Waterberg area of the Limpopo Province. The teams are performing well, now that we have implemented a perfected system.
At this stage we have 7 permanent contract teams providing services in Gauteng, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and KwaZulu-Natal. The aim is to build on this and expand into having more contract teams across all Provinces.
A special word of thanks to our General Managers and Provincial Operations Managers, Project Coordinators, Project Managers and the respective WoF Services teams who worked on projects and have been committed to ensuring that all of our project operations have been conducted professionally and timeously and safely.
A special word of thanks must go out to our team of ladies who keep the admin and accounts section rolling, you have done a sterling job this year. To all our valued clients, associates & colleagues and our readers we wish you and your families all the best for a “Safe and Happy Festive Season and a Prosperous 2016”.