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    Ashover Parish, NE Derbyshire
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  1. Thanks for the info guys. I'm looking to get into the climbing side first I think. I'll have a look into the ATF stuff. Cheers
  2. Has anyone had any experience in working in veteran tree management? It's an area of specialization I'd love to get involved in but struggling to find out a viable path to it. Are there any firms out there that do a lot of this kind of work? Tempted to do the VetCert course but not sure if it'll help if there isn't the work around for it. Any advice appreciated.
  3. I think this would leave you still with both attachments getting twisted up when you try to spin around.
  4. Thanks Dan and Paddy. Helpful thoughts. I think you've helped me make my mind up to get the camp gyro. Seems like (until a better setup is invented) it's the only way to make 2 rope working tolerable.
  5. I was looking at that both of kit today actually. Does that system work ok when both lines are running parallel? Does it help prevent them getting jumbled together and rubbing?
  6. I have 2 issues with 2 rope working which was proven to me while working with it this week. 2 separate lines attached separately to bridge will at some points come together and rub against eachother. Causing one system to push open a karabiner gate accidentally. This happened to me this week. Luckily I noticed it before it detached itself from my bridge. So I thought, I should get a swivel attachment which both systems can clip into which can keep them separate like a Notch Rook for example. But then is there any safety issues with having both systems connected to bridge at the same point? What if the swivel fails? Then both systems are buggered. Any helpful thoughts on this out there?
  7. All those replies seem pretty reasonable and understandable. I mainly work as a subbie to other firms and do some of my own work. So I'm just curious about what others are doing and thinking of maybe just doing a few small jobs that can be done with just 2 men or just by myself if safe.
  8. Hi Just wondering if anyone who has shutdown over the last couple of weeks is considering starting up again now that the Arb Association have said (after receiving clarification from Government) that anyone working outdoors are fine to be working as long as they can follow the health guidelines. Surely this is quite possible if work is organised well. If companies with multiple teams can stagger times that teams arrive at yard to pickup kit and vehicles. And if travelling to site can be done in separate vehicles. What are other people thinking about this?
  9. Rock and ice climbers work against most flat vertical faces. Tree surgeons have to drag their ropes through densely branches three dimensional trees with a chainsaw hanging off our harness. An extra rope means an extra thing to get snagged, caught, cut, tangled etc etc. It's not the same job.
  10. I'm looking for a reasonably experienced groundie/aerial rescue who can join the team on a casual, ad-hoc & self-employed basis. Roughly 1 day a week. Most of the work is based around Sheffield and Chesterfield. You'll need your own PPE, Chainsaw tickets (essential) and aerial rescue ticket (preferred) and willingness to get stuck in will be needed. We work reasonable hours and we'll pay decent rates too, depending on ability and experience. If you're interested, drop me an email at [email protected] or call/text 07967 361 604. Contact Will. Cheers.
  11. This tip site directory is a brilliant idea. Will be great when more sites have signed up. I'm looking for a tip site near Belper in Derbyshire. Nothing close by on directory. Can anyone help? Thanks Will
  12. I'm so over this long hot summer. My Stihl Hiflex (Class 2, Type C) are unbearable in any weather over 21c degrees. It's time for me to find some lightweight, "comfier" trousers for summer. Can anyone recommend trousers that they find ok in warm weather? Don't mention Arbortec Breathflex though, I hate them, they don't breathe or flex. Cheers
  13. I like your thinking Chris. Sounds like you're keeping busy. Good to hear.
  14. So is it worth forking out to get a professional re-design and SEO my website? I'm looking to bring in more work. Currently running at 1 or 2 days a week max (even less in slow periods). I'm having to rely on lead producing sites to get a lot of my work, backed up by the odd job coming through a trade mag I advertise in (though not for long, not getting much interest from it) and some return customers. But I've only been running my own business about 1 and half years and want to find a cost effective way bring in more interest. Do you think a really good website is the way forward? Or, with a lot of domestic customers being of the older generation, are trade and local magazines more effective?

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