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Syd_B

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    Aspen & Warrantee

    Hi Axle, deffinatly eddie(I have his business card somewhere), but it was the 2015 Arb show in Westonburt. Ironbark, cheers pal, PM coming your way
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    Aspen & Warrantee

    Hey guys. I saw eddy at the Arb show in June and he mentioned that Stihl or Husqvarna had sent him a letter stating that there was no issues with warrantee on and using Aspen 2 in a new saw. Has anyone got a copy of that letter I could have a proper read of? ATB Syd
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    Poor standard apprenticeship delivery

    Isnt that now illegal? I remember some one saying that they couldn't get something replaced because the twerp got a lawyer to stop the deductions.
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    Poor standard apprenticeship delivery

    The same happened to me Peatff, and I was stuck doing agency & security work for a few years afterwards, despite being told I would get the NVQ3, but cest le vie, if it had worked out I'd never have found arb. Echoing what the others have said, my feedback from doing the odd few days is "Your a good grafter and your switched on, but we need a driver"
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    I would have thought not after that statement, I know in their introduction they said nothing about arb, so I'm fairly confident they do not know sweet FA about the industry! Yeah, I agree, I did a t one point leave the apropiate AFAG climbing guide (running on the assumption that they would dismiss the Arb/ISA books, but the HSE would be harder to dismiss) open on the apropiate page in front of them, and didnt even get a sorry or thank you.
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    Yeah, 10 years acording to my vertex manual. BTW, The same person also said we should wear a ground helmet up a tree because climbing helmets were only for rock climbing. I get the feeling they are an Admin bod that want to flex their muscle! Still wrankles though.
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    Funny, I always thought 3 years in service. 3 years since manufactor is a lot less, in september I bought a husky lid that said 2011 on the clock/dial thing, that means 1 years service life, whe its advertised as 5!
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    Thank you Yaffle
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    I thought it was 5 years too, but I think the reason I was so miffed is because of the way she accused me of being wasteful, a new TV every time sony put a new advert on the telly is one thing, a few bits of PPE every year tho? Thanks spruce.
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    Consumeristic waste of money?

    That was exactly what I was thinking, the visor is pretty much fine, but the lid has had bangs(nothing major) but its also fell of bonnets and stuff has been dropped on it, but it LOOKS fine, the muffs are scratched to buggery and filthy as hell, at the end of the day, like you say, would your insurance cover you if it fails? £30 is pretty cheep compared to being a cabbage!
  11. Hi Folks. I've just been on a 5 LANTRA H+S course ran over 3 weekends, and had this little gem of an exchange with one of the other candidates. Me "I replace my ear defenders/goggles/forest helmet every year because its only £X,....." Candidate "You replace it every year because its only £X, you're whats wrong with society, the west is too consumerist and everyone has to have the latest models..Rant..rant!" Me "No, its because you cant tell if anything is damaged without expensive diagnostic kit, and I dont want to find out by the PPE failing! PPE is there to do a job, and cost you a great deal compared to a new skull/hearing aid etc." Tutor "Anyway, blah blah" I kind of respect the tutor for changing the subject, but more than a little annoyed that someone else thinks that me buying new PPE is the reason the environment is getting fooked up. Has anyone else come across this, or agree with the other candidate? or do you agree that you should replace your PPE whenever you think it might be time to bin it, regardless of the manufacturers guide lines?
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    Business Start Up Training

    Max_Lawless, Thanks for that, though I got your message at sill oclock this morning. Dane, thanks, I've PM'ed you.
  13. Hi Guys A few months ago (when I clouldnt get the funding) I saw loads of sdverts on the sidebar & Banner for business start up training packages, now it looks like I've got the funding they have disapeared. Dose anyone know anywhere that offers CS30/31/38/39, Chipper, stumpgrinder as one complete bundle? any help would be great. TTFN Syd
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    lord Honda V earl 2stroke

    You run out of the tablets again mate?
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    First Impressions & "Corporate Image"

    Seems like you've deffinatly got the "talking point" nailed down then.

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