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A Guide to Personal Protective Equipment and Workwear

There is a raft of regulations governing health and safety in UK workplaces. It is the responsibility of every employer to be aware of the regulations and to comply with them. The regulations come under the umbrella act which is The Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974 although you may see it written as HSWA.   The act places a duty on employers to “ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all his employees”.   If, as an employe

LandmarkTrading

LandmarkTrading

Carb removal MS 271

part rant part request for help...   I need to clean the carb on my 271 but once I get to it I seem to need a long 8mm (I think) socket to remove the 2 nuts on the back of it. anything over 7mm wont go down the hole, I'm about ready to grind one of my 8mm sockets down to fit in the hole... Am i right or am I missing a trick?   Also is it 8mm before I start grinding?

GazN

GazN

Active crews in central Portugal June 2018

Hi all. I'm looking to join up with any active crews in central Portugal. My local town is Soure  (Coimbra district) More than 20 years experience, climbing & groundwork. I have a car & basic one-man kit. I also work in the UK but always looking to get more work & contacts in Portugal as I have a house there. To avoid time waste I'm 50 years young.

AdzLee

AdzLee

Most lame claim by staff

Can't go into detail but just heard in work of a claim one of the groundies has put in whilst carrying out his work. It annoyed me so much I was wondering what's the worst excuse to claim against a business you've had/heard of?

GazN

GazN

Metrics to Help Your Tree Care Company

Even when it comes to the tree care industry, numbers are important.  If you don’t see the numbers, or the impact they have on your tree care business, you could be missing growth opportunities.  Return on Marketing Stop and ask how new clients are finding out about you.  Did they come from past clients, new referrals, radio ads, yard signage, billboard adds, or social media for example?  It’s simple; whenever you get a new call always ask, “Well, how did yo

Ed Morrow

Ed Morrow

MultiOne5.3 Model with the Kelfri Log Grab

The Kelfri Log Grapple, on a MultiOne 5.3 Model. Large capacity grapple on one of our most popular loader models.    The MultiOne 5 Series Telescopic Boom Mini Articulated Loader is a compact articulated mini loader offer a winning combination of performance and low operating costs. No compromise between performance, power, economy, innovation, technology and design. It stands to reason that this model is the most popular offer- available in the market to date. The teles

MultiOne_UK

MultiOne_UK

MultiOne UK Announces New Dealer - HQ Forklifts Ltd

Leading British importer of multifunction loaders MultiOne UK, announces a new dealership in the Cambridgeshire Fens region. With immediate effect, HQ Forklifts Ltd will offer special sales, support and service for MultiOne users. Based in Doddington, Cambridgeshire, HQ Forklifts Ltd are well positioned and equipped to support the Cambridgeshire region.     Designed and manufactured in Italy, the MultiOne mini loaders have been sold globally for 18 years by Multi

MultiOne_UK

MultiOne_UK

Is the horbeam a suitable street tree for Catalonia (Spain)?

The hornbeam (Carpinus betulus) in Catalonia This year we have planted 11 European hornbeams in the streets of Olot, Catalonia.   planting of hornbeam as street tree in Olot, Catalonia   After an initially good start, we saw the newly planted trees suffer during the extremely hot and dry summer. The trees showed different signs of stress in

Poda Girona

Poda Girona

Coriolopsis gallica

Seems to be the season for Coriolopsis gallica. This is a tier of brackets on a living Prunus padus street tree in Hackney. It took me a while to get to the ID since I associate Coriolopsis gallica with deadwood and ash. It is also fruiting in nearby Clissold park on a huge ash log. @treeruss

Russell Miller

Russell Miller

Compact Bulldog Bone

It is an exciting time for tree climbers.  Equipment and techniques are developing to not only promote safe working practices but to allow you to work smarter and not harder.  The working life expectancy of a climber can be prolonged with hopefully less wear and tear being picked up on the way.   One such development in Arb climbing is the use of SRT climbing systems.  SRT has been used for a number of years for canopy access, borrowing ideas and kit from rock climbing, caving etc. Tra

Rich Rule

Rich Rule

carving (for) fun

I don't have a garden, or not much of one, and anyway, what there is has no road frontage whatsoever.   However, some friends run a tearooms and keep chickens at a place not too far away that is situated on a country lane that is often used as a 'rat run' to get to a nearby city rather than use the often clogged main route. Over the winter they noticed that a large Leylandii between their car park and the road was showing signs of lifting the car park in strong winds, so it had to come

Ukulian

Ukulian

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