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Jamie

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About Jamie

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    Senior Member
  • Birthday 19/12/80

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  • Location
    The land of the frugal, Edinburgh
  • Interests
    Stuff, generally outside stuff,
  • Occupation
    Arboreal Executioner
  • City
    Edinburgh
  1. Tungsten Chains

    It has been a long time. branching out into new ventures. Missing the trees though. I have previously cut most of the stump i can down, it's now down below ground level. Are the piranha a standard chain. i just don't fancy changing chains every 10 minutes. (or more importantly, getting the random chainsaw user to change chains every 5 mins). I've looked at stumpgrinding but it's pretty inaccessible and atop a crumbling wall 15m above a railway line. I've thought about slinging it witha rubber duck and teasing it out but the client are concerned about ripping the wall apart. Jamie
  2. Tungsten Chains

    Hi all, Quick question, we have a job removing part of a stump next to wall that is being re built. how well do the tungsten chains stand up to cutting through soil and all the crap buried within a stump. I've never used one. i've searched the old forums etc but looking for some reassurance. if they will be ok, the company has no problem buying a few as throw away items so longevity isnt too much of an issue. jamie
  3. Prusik help for Rope Access technician

    I like to try and use the easiest, least gear intensive set up I can. Keeping it simple. I personally haven't used ID's much, the company I worked with for 4 years used Rigs but phased them out due to the rope wearing out the braking section of the faceplate prematurely. The company i'm now working for uses ID's and I can't stand them.
  4. Prusik help for Rope Access technician

    Bjørgvin, If it's a shallow roof i'd be tempted to drop two lines down and run with an ASAP on one line and a Shunt on a cowstail / Grillion on the other. You can push the shunt up to use it as an ascender. If the roof was steeper i'd want to use a Rig over an ID. much better, more fluid without that annoying anti panic feature. Jamie
  5. Rope access IRATA

    It's tricky to get in with companies, it tends to be who you know. I'm a 3 now. If your mate has any deveg skills try the geotech companies, can, rock solutions, trac, geo-rope....try the Rigg access forum. Australia is a good place to get into. lots of work and very highly paid. I've heard of folk out there working over caustic soda tanks pulling in £500 a (week) day. Search other IRATA threads on here, i've put a feew things up. I rarely do trees now Jamie
  6. Progress within the IRATA system

    Cash, depends on your tree work. Average level 1 wage i've found is c. £12 per hour. Geo that may be 12 hours on a mattock, span-ex gun. rock drill, spinner or hauling mesh. my worst shift was 3 days shovelling and breaking slate in Macyclelth, or however its spelt. As for hours, Assessors and trainers tend not to look to favorably on thousands of geo hours, dont get me wrong, a lot are spent doing some complex rope work, a lot are also spent on very simple drops rigged off yesterdays grouted rebar. Jamie
  7. Progress within the IRATA system

    If you can get on with a Geo company they'll give folks tons of chainsaw work. QTS work all over the country and the tree boys go ahead of the rock squads. I've heard Geo Rope have a contract out in Afganisthan if that appeals. Jamie
  8. Some videos for anyone into SRT, hauling and rescues. Not watched them but food for thought, think they're American Rope Access Project - YouTube Jamie
  9. Unusual freebies from customers

    got an old sthil 08 once, when i used to drive for pizza hut i was given a pirated copy of Alien Vs Predator before it hit the cinema. Jamie
  10. Use a rig, I'Ds have anti pannic functions are bit and clumsy. Rigs are smaller and well good and can be locked off easily. Just don't slam the handle into the store position when a rope is loaded, you knacker the insides of it. Jamie
  11. Irata 3

    Passed my IRATA level 3 the other day so i think my time for tree cutting will diminish greatly now:sad: one door opens another closes. The 3 is a hard hard assessment, the assessor openly told me he was going to beast me all day. Thats it. Jamie
  12. Progress within the IRATA system

    Rigg Access is the forum. The Best way in for wood cutters is to get into Geotechnical squad, the ones i know are CAN, TRAC, Rock Solutions, Geo Rope and QTS group. you'd pretty much need a PTS ticket as well for the railway but your employing company needs to sponser you. You can get in as just a rope tech, you can end up painting and cleaning stuff. I've been silo cleaning (with a confined space ticket), bird netting, gutter fixing........ You start off the IRATA system as a Level 1. you are trusted with very little until you can prove yourself. Level 2 deems you competant and level 3 makes you a supervisor. You don't have to be an IRATA company or work within IRATA guidelines, but like everything it shows competance and training. How's that? Jamie
  13. Woopie sling rope?

    AAmsteel is dyneema, it has a low melting point, not something i'd want to choke up with all that hot hot friction. And it doesn't stretch or givr so not much use for shock absorbtion. go check out the drop tests done by DMM on dyneema and nylon slings Jamie
  14. We are currently due to hold an Arts & Fashion (charity style) event on the 2nd of August at the prestigious POINT HOTEL and are planning to have a live art creation during the night.

     

    This will be no normal kind of creation as we intend to have our artist painting on the ledge of POINT HOTEL penthouse suit, SKY BAR. Everyone attending the event will be able to clearly see our artist painting through the SKY BAR feature glass wall with Edinburgh Castle as a back drop. This in mind, we are currently trying to get person/people to rig our artist to a harness so he can safely paint.

     

    There is quite a buzz generated from our event that will see film crews, photographers, models and performers taking part. There will be spectacular film footage and pictures from the night which you will be more than welcome to use to showcase/advertise your skills.

     

    We hope that this is something that could interest you!

    If not, we certainly welcome any advice that would point us in the direction.

  15. hi!

     

    3Dot Gallery is due to hold an Arts & Fashion (charity style) event on the 2nd of August at the prestigious POINT HOTEL and plan to have a live art creation on the night.

     

    This will be no normal kind of creation. we intend to have our artist paint on the ledge of POINT HOTEL penthouse suit, SKY BAR. Everyone attending the event will be able to clearly see our artist through the feature glass wall with Edinburgh Castle as a back drop. This in mind, we are currently trying to get safety person/people to rig our artist to a harness so that they can safely paint.

     

    There is quite a buzz generated from our event that will see film crews, photographers, models and performers at the event. There will be spectacular film footage/pictures from the night which you will be welcome to use to showcase/advertise your skills.

     

    We hope that this interests you in becoming a part of!

    If not, we certainly welcome advice that would help point us in the direction for getting this kind of help.

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