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Could be worse, it will soon be the snowflakes teaching and assessing us

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So if I already have (I'm sorry I'm not sure what the equivalent new unit numbers are) CS10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, what would be the upgrade that means I don't have to do a refresher please?

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Windblow would count, don't know the new number - possibly 302.  But you might actually be cheaper doing the refresher.  You'd need to do the large tree refresher for it to count.

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2 minutes ago, Spruce Pirate said:

Windblow would count, don't know the new number - possibly 302.  But you might actually be cheaper doing the refresher.  You'd need to do the large tree refresher for it to count.

CS47 was the last one I did  and it seemed to satisfy

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1 minute ago, openspaceman said:

Chainsaw from MEWP I hope

Think that's OK for a climbing refresher, but don't think it would count for ground based tickets.  Not in a forestry context anyway.

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Serious question -

What happens when you’ve got all the tickets?

Would you then have to refresh them all?

 

That could get a bit spendy.

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10 minutes ago, Spruce Pirate said:

Think that's OK for a climbing refresher, but don't think it would count for ground based tickets.  Not in a forestry context anyway.

Good, I did it three years ago and my last commercial climbing with saw was 3 or 4 years before that. I don't mind doing a bit of groundwork and did sit in with a group of chaps doing their initial cross cut and fell about 6 years ago.

 

The trouble with these refreshers is at over £150  a time and up to 2 days off work there is no way you can amortise the cost as you get older and looking to take it easy.

 

P.S. I just checked and the pre requisite is  CS30.1, CS30.2, CS31 so they're ground based rather than swinging from a harness.

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46 minutes ago, Steve Bullman said:

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. 

but not now a days. its some smart arse kid who got a ticket a few years ago did a bit of cutting got wet a few times then got a job sat on his arse in a office then went and did a training course and thats it £300 + a day,

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