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Chainsaw refresher, a scam?

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So my boss is on at me about doing a refresher course, and after a bit of googling it looks like this is being adopted as best practice.

Is it just a money making scam, seriously I have to go on a a two day course just to refresh basic maintenance/cross cutting and felling up to 280mm?

 

I took all my tickets 20 years ago with the exception of windblown, and I've yet to cause any damage, in fact I've caused more harm to my self with a bow saw!

 

We don't do refresher driving test every 5 years, why chainsaw training.

 

Some one please explain the logic?

 

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Yep this is nothing new.  Its been the recommendation for a number of years now.  The cynic could argue its a money making exercise.  For many i'd argue the refresher training is pointless.  For some it could be more appropriate

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Just now, Steve Bullman said:

Yep this is nothing new.  Its been the recommendation for a number of years now.  The cynic could argue its a money making exercise.  For many i'd argue the refresher training is pointless.  For some it could be more appropriate

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Theres certainly been a few incidents caught on camera lately that maybe, just maybe could have been avoided with refresher training.  Then again probably not

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It could be argued that some should not have the tickets in the first place, harsh but in some cases true.

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Just now, htb said:

It could be argued that some should not have the tickets in the first place, harsh but in some cases true.

Couldn't agree with you more there.  

 

 

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Yep agree with it, its just to line some one elses pocket, i for one will be coming up for a refresher soon and only thing i can think of is doing a pole saw ticket ,as got all others, i dont think i would pass a driving test again first time as way to many bad habbits now and its the same with saws, if i just did the refresher course i would have to really think of what i was doing, so for some one half my age with very little expierance compared to myself to be telling me where i am going wrong dont seem right, should be me passing my expierance on to the younger generations,

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4 minutes ago, spuddog0507 said:

should be me passing my expierance on to the younger generations,

Thats the way it always was.  Trainers and assessors seemed to always be guys in their 50's and 60's who had spent their entire lives working in the woods. 

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