NBC is a leading provider of worldwide specialist bird control and wildlife management services. We have the experience and resources to provide Airfields and development projects safeguarding zones with an effective bird control and wildlife management programme. Our technical consultants shall identify and assess hazards across safeguarding zones, control bird and other wildlife strikes on the airfield and its environs and reduce damage caused by birds within the hangers; and as a result minimise your risks and disruption to airport activities and reduce your costs.
Our approach manages wildlife hazards to aircraft in line with the guidance provided by CAP168 – Licensing of Aerodromes and CAP772 – Wildlife Hazard Management at Aerodromes. Intervention activity shall be implemented in full compliance with all regulatory requirements and licensing conditions.
Example Bird Strike Risk Matrix:
As part of the development of a Bird Hazard management Plan (BHMP), NBC proactively liaise with local planning agencies, neighbouring landowners and those within the 13km safeguarding area to ensure the wildlife hazard to aircraft is understood and, as far as practicable, minimised.
Regular communication shall be established with landowners, occupiers and new development projects to ensure those under circuit routes, approach paths and climb-outs report any activities which may affect the safety of aircraft.
Key Project Staff:
Head Office Support – John Dickson
John is the Managing and founding Director of NBC Environment which he established more than twenty years ago. John is recognised to be one of Europe’s most experienced and competent bird and wildlife behavioural experts. John’s boundless enthusiasm and commitment to service quality has steered NBC’s growth into the largest company of its type with clients that include the Royal Air Force, BAA and other UK Civilian Airports, Natural England, the National Grid, The Scottish Parliament, House of Commons, and numerous other blue chip organisations. Over this period John has directed numerous projects requiring bird management at airfields, landfill sites, development sites, urban areas, commercial areas and industrial areas.
John’s achievements have been recognised with several awards including two from ‘The Prince of Wales’ Trust. Further recognition has been gained through industry experts employing his services for various studies the most notable being that managed by the ‘Bird Strike Avoidance Team at FERA.
John’s support adds great value to every contract, not just for his technical experience but also in providing solutions to the day to day contract challenges such as strategic planning, staffing and legal compliance. His existing relationships with experts within this industry, including the Bird Strike Management Unit, ensures a smooth transfer of operations to NBC.
BCC Contract Director – Ian Cain (BSc. Hons, CMIOSH, MIEMA)
Ian Cain, NBC’s Technical Director is our nominated Contract Director. Ian is a wildlife and environmental management specialist with more than 30 years consulting and contracting experience. Ian provides ornithological and ecological survey, habitat management, bird hazard management planning, design and implementation of risk mitigation measures, and guidance through regulatory permitting requirements.
Ian’s formal education includes an honours degree in Environmental Science and the BPCA Level Two Certificate in Pest Control from the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health (passed with Distinction). His professional affiliations include Chartered Membership of the Institute of Safety and Health, Full Membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment and he is a Principal Environmental Auditor with the Environmental Auditors Registration Association.
He has gained extensive experience working on environmental and wildlife management projects for both military (including US military in Germany) and civilian clients. His countries of work include UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia, USA, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Sultanate of Oman, Lebanon, UAE, Egypt, Uzbekistan, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Australia
In addition to Ian’s extensive technical capability, he has wide ranging experience of quality planning and performance management on a number of large complex contracts. He will ensure systems resources and modern management techniques are in place to deliver the highest levels of service quality to our clients.