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JaySmith

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    Senior Member, Raffle sponsor 2009, 2015
  • Birthday 06/01/1982

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    Kent
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  1. JaySmith

    the 'todays job' thread

    That’s good mate glad it’s all come together. Yeah both me and Stu work for Steve now and Ash from Kev’s does a bit of freelance for SL as well
  2. JaySmith

    the 'todays job' thread

    Hi Rich, Yeah that’s the one, it’s the school on the main road between Bexley and Sidcup. Steve said you did one and he did the other. Yours were lighter than what me and Ash did to them! Hope Norway is going well mate
  3. JaySmith

    the 'todays job' thread

    Not sure on when they were originally worked. They had a light reduction about 5 or 6 years I go I believe, think Rich Rule did them. This time the client went for a spanking as they had shed limbs recently into the school field
  4. JaySmith

    the 'todays job' thread

    Some pop pollards from the other day
  5. JaySmith

    Traffic management

    If you are looking for advice on a particular job then it’s best to speak with highways or a TM firm as they will give the correct advice and make sure you arse is covered. If you are setting out TM (even just signs and cones on temporary works) you would ideally have the signing lighting and guarding ticket. Check out the link below, it’s the red book you get on TM courses and is good to keep in trick to give guidance on TM requirements https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/321056/safety-at-streetworks.pdf
  6. JaySmith

    the 'todays job' thread

    4m reduction on a Syc due to large cavity at base
  7. JaySmith

    How often do you use a mewp?

    Think the Leo 23m can go on a bespoke trailer and still be towed as a 3.5t unit from memory the leo30 is far bigger and weighs about 5t on its own
  8. JaySmith

    How often do you use a mewp?

    That's the main downfall of a mewp in treework, you always seem to want one with a few more metres in height or outreach. I seem to remember somebody on here had a Leo 23m which seemed to be the best in terms of cost, height and outreach. The firm I work for has a small tracked machine and works for some jobs but is often too small for others.
  9. JaySmith

    How often do you use a mewp?

    That's the main downfall of a mewp in treework, you always seem to want one with a few more metres in height or outreach. I seem to remember somebody on here had a Leo 23m which seemed to be the best in terms of cost, height and outreach. The firm I work for has a small tracked machine and works for some jobs but is often too small for others.
  10. JaySmith

    How often do you use a mewp?

    To be honest at a previous firm it was usually if it couldn't be climbed for obvious reasons such as moving on the root plate for example. The firm I work for now has their own tracked platform so it does get taken out on occasions when you wouldn't have thought about hiring one. For example working some large London planes recently we used the mewp to get me in to the bole of the tree and back up after lunch!
  11. JaySmith

    BIG CRANE needed.

    When we have lifted over houses before we have always done it on a contract lift basis where they supply a banksman to guide you etc. The problem often arises when they ask how big the bits are as it is a guesstimate based on experience, when they lift diggers and the like they know the weight as they are plated etc. Also when lifting over houses, they will want the houses empty in case the crane 'fails' this can be a pain if any of the residents are not willing to vacate for the day. We did the road closure through the TM company as they know how to fill in the permits correctly and get what i required, as I understand it the cost varies per LA. I can't really help with contacts as we are based in Kent, sounds like a fun job once all the planning is sorted, definitely a go pro job!
  12. JaySmith

    Green waste tip in Dartford?

    St Margaret's farm in South Darenth, about 3 miles from Dartford and £35 per load
  13. JaySmith

    Platform hire in Kent.

    +1 for pg platforms have used them many times excellent service and large selection of machines
  14. JaySmith

    ABC/ RFS Level 2 help

    I did the level 4 through The Training Tree, this involved attending around 20 sessions over the course of the year. They also offer the course as distance learning as well. Well worth a call to them to discuss things and where they recommend you start. Personally I found the level 2 with HCC a good warm up for the level 4, I already had a level 2 but it was about four years since I had done any studying so decided to do the RFS cert Arb before diving into the L4. I did the L2 with HCC in around 7 months Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk
  15. JaySmith

    ABC/ RFS Level 2 help

    I did my Level 2 RFS cert arb with the Horticultural Correspondence College online a few years ago before doing my level 4. It was all done via email and you completed the assignments and emailed back. There wasn't a massive amount of support from them, but then again it is at a fairly low level I did my Level 4 with The Training Tree and the support was second to none, they are much better and more supportive. I believe that they offer the Level 2 online so may be worth checking. For the level 2 you may find it beneficial to buy some of the books on the reading list, although a lot of what is required is available online and via the portfolio that they give you. I believe there is a group set up on Facebook from some guys on here, somebody may be able to advise how to find this. Feel free to ask any questions about the assignments/ workload/content Sent from my iPhone using Arbtalk

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