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Martyn Honey

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  • Birthday April 13

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    Watching Crystal Palace FC, Playing Golf, anything to do with Trees
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    LOLER Inspector
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  1. It’s been around for quite a few years! I think we started (when I ran the company) to import Cousin in around 1999. The rope looked very similar to Yale XTC+ but it used to ‘milk’ a fair bit. I haven’t seen in a while on my LOLER Inspections Martyn
  2. I have a friend who lives completely off grid, mainly because where he lives in the hills in Spain, the power company wanted to charge him €10,000 to put the power cables in. It is now 12 years since putting in the solar panels and the batteries are now going. The trouble is, that he has 12 and they’re €390 each! Okay living in southern Spain you obviously get more sun, but nothing is free in the end. Also when it rains all day, not very often, he has to use his generator. He heats the whole house in the winter with a wood burner. PS Buying electric in Spain is the most expensive in Europe. So you can see why a lot of people are going renewable. Martyn
  3. The trouble is with my clients, is that the boss is the qualified inspector and also run the finance. I do know where some larger firms who employ a safety officer and also does the Inspections. Then as far as the insurance firms are concerned is OK. But I agree with you last paragraph, they do get away with enough.
  4. I think mainly it is ‘belt and braces’. They don’t want to give the insurance companies any excuses to not pay out. Also one client has about 15 employees and with the business to run, does not have the time to carry out the Inspections. It use to take him all weekend!
  5. I actually have clients who are qualified LOLER Inspectors. Who now employ me to do there LOLER’s for that reason. So definitely check with your insurance. Martyn
  6. Sorry Wes. I sold the business nearly 10 years ago. I just do LOLER Inspections now. You will probably get the best price if you order it online. honeybros.com Martyn
  7. It would definitely fail a LOLER inspection, if I would be carrying out the test. Martyn
  8. They are also on The Costa Almeria around the Mojacar area, when we were down that way recently. Which is 3 hours east of Malaga. More in the hills than on the coast though. Martyn
  9. Hi How urgent? I can fit you in at the end of the month, but probably a bit to late! Martyn Honey
  10. Yes I know what you mean. I watched the whole of the 1966 finals, remembering The Argentina team walking off 3/4's through the game. Eusebio scoring a penalty for Portugal in the semi and of coarse the final on a very small black and white TV in the lounge! I think that's definitely what got me into football. Oh well young team, see what we can do in the Euro's! Martyn
  11. Hi Timon How did you get on in Spain with the saws and how was the weather? Martyn
  12. Hi Chris I can carry out your LOLER inspection, but I am not in your area until late April, if you can wait that long. Martyn
  13. Mine was a Mac 6 not a bad saw for the seventies, no chainbrake but a good climbing saw for the times Martyn
  14. This was in Beijing at the fragrant Gardens a few years ago! Martyn
  15. Great water image shots too. [emoji106] Martyn


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