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  1. Are there schemes in place that have the apprentice working for said amount of days per week and studying at college for a day? With the work experience counting towards the qualifications? Or is it just straight up standard employment?
  2. Has anyone ever employed someone as an apprentice? Is that possible in this line of work?
  3. What!!! I cant get 150 a day as a self employed climber!!!
  4. So whats the going hourly/day rate for a groundie nowadays? Got no idea what to pay someone. I guess we could say there's roughly 3 wage brackets here. Zero experience, Moderate experience and amazing make my life a breeze experience....its probably best to have an idea for each as i'm not sure who ill hire yet. I live in the Bristol area as that obviously plays a part in the wage as well. Maybe.
  5. Freelance climber looking for work in and around Bristol 6 years climbing experience Have my own kit, ground saw and climbing saw Day rate negotiable
  6. Its about time I start learning the Latin names of these trees really. Starting to get embarrassing..... Anyone got any tricks to help them stick?
  7. Cant figure out what this one is. Sure its obvious knowing me....
  8. What about professional indemnity? I dont see people talk so much about that here. Just as important?
  9. So what do most people choose? Im just about to get quotes from both Arborisk and Trust for public liability, employers liability and possibly tool cover. I've read on here a good ratio is PL 5m EL 10m and tool cover 25k. I have minimal tools so may skip all together but does the rest sound good? Also how many of you guys opt for personal injury cover? have you ever needed it and if so has it been really worth it, (do they pay out)?
  10. Im starting out in the UK and will need to freelance climb whilst slowly starting my business. What are the best ways some of you find freelance work in the UK? I will be in and around Bristol
  11. So im just starting out with an old VW LT 35 (below), and need a cheap option for some kind of higher sides. Im not going to be chipping into it as I have no chipper or money for a chipper or tow bar..... However I still need to cram it full so higher sides is a must. Ive seen people somehow stick ply boards either side but never been able to look up close to see how its done. Any advice appreciated!
  12. Hey can anyone point me to a post or website that documents the process of dealing with a protected tree. If I want to prune or fell a protected tree for a client whats the whole procedure? Also how do I find out if a tree is protected?
  13. Freelance climber looking for work in and around Bristol 6 years climbing experience Have my own kit, ground saw and climbing saw Day rate negotiable


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