As a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA), this affirms our knowledge and dedication to arboriculture while maintaining our commitment to adhering to the standards required to retain this designation. Certification insures that there is a complete knowledge of tree biology, diagnosis, maintenance practices, safety and tree care.
Vancouver Island Tree Service is a SAFE certified company. The SAFE program is a safety initiative developed by the BC forest sector and is administered by the BC Forest Safety Council. It is a prequalification process designed to assist companies in improving their safety performance and to evaluate company safety programs using industry recognized audit protocols. The majority of BC forest tenure holders support the SAFE Companies program and require certification as a prequalification to bid on forestry contracts. Our company is listed on the BC Forest SAFE Certified Companies list.
VI Tree is committed to providing services at the highest level of Quality possible. Safety, Quality and Productivity are core values that must operate in harmony every day to ensure the well-being of all our staff. VI Tree has made the “Strategic Business Decision” to develop and implement an effective Quality Management Systems (QMS) across all areas of the Company. The implementation of the QMS is intended to improve and sustain the overall performance of our business and services. We have completed and submitted our QMS to ISO and are awaiting their approval
We are a member of the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA) which is a trade association made up of more than 2,200 commercial tree care firms and their affiliated companies. As a Certified Treecare Safety Professional, our business has been evaluated to ensure professional practices and standards are met by every employee. In order to receive accreditation, a company has to demonstrate that a number of professional practices are in place to safeguard the homeowner, such as:
Being a member of the Utility Vegetation Management Association (UVMA) provides the commitment and framework to follow their code of ethics:
We are a member of the Integrated Vegetation Management Association of British Columbia. This enables us to reach out to companies and organizations who are seeking our professional services. IVMA of BC provides for us:
The qualified professional will: