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  1. The arb. assoc. guide would be worth a look & not silly money either. Arboricultural Association - Guidance Note 7: Tree Surveys – A Guide to Good Practice TREES.ORG.UK A source of publications, guidance notes and leaflets for arboriculturists. Competitively priced available to members and...
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    This repeats a popular misconception that was the case a decade ago but since 2012 Lantra have also been providing assessments meeting the requirements of national occupational standards and qualifications (NOS) and qualification curriculum framefork (QCF). Just ensure that following a training course you undertake either NPTC or Lantra inependent assessment. The assessment & certification is essentially the same just with a different logo. From Lantra website: We offer the most comprehensive range of chainsaw training and qualifications in the UK, we are the only awarding organisation able to offer you both training and assessment in one place. Our training and qualifications reflect the latest industry requirements and current legislation and are fully recognised by industry, most notably by Forestry England, Forestry Land Scotland, National Resource Wales and Forestry Industry Safety Accord (FISA).
  3. Used them in wet, cold Wales & have kept my hands dry & warm the last two winters. One pair have lasted me a winter for general work around the farm, operating machinery etc. First pair I wrecked by getting battery acid on them but current pair are still in good nick & worn everyday. Leather can get a bit soggy & slippery so need drying out away from direct heat to avoid leather cracking.
  4. Interesting range of experiences. We moved into an off grid place a couple of years ago, too far out in the wilds for mains connection to be viable. Have solar panels linked to lead acid battery bank, diesel genny & Victron inverter. No real issues, top up battery fluid once a month & ensure genny has diesel. Generator also needs normal servicing, oil, filter, coolant etc that is easy enough to do myself. System runs everything, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave etc without any serious issues. Genny cuts in auomatically to balance the load if too many appliances switched on at the same time. Occasionally power will drop out if batteries are getting down around 65% & high initial load appliance switched on but genny kicks in & everything powers back up. Have learnt to check battery state in advance & manually power up the genny to avoid cut outs. Generator runs most days at the moment with short daylight hours & cloudy wet weather. During summer can go a week with just solar charging the batteries. We mainly use bottled gas for cooking, oil fired boiler for central heating & hot water. Also have solid fuel range that will run hot water, central heating & cooking but needs feeding with logs regularly to be effective so tend to only use it if we're in all day to keep it fuelled up. Like the fact that we are independent, especially after the recent issues some experienced getting power back on following storms. Looking at viability of installing a wind turbine to reduce generator use in winter.
  5. If you're not already sorted I should be able to help. I'm near Knighton, could travel to you & don't mind weekends to help minimise kit downtime. Will PM with more details.
  6. I've got a pair of Meindl Airstreams UK14/ EU50, no complaints, comfortable & suit my wide feet. If you want to splash out the Airstream Rocks are also available up to EU51.
  7. Friend of mine just bought one of these, photo on their website doesn't instil much confidence!!
  8. Your not wrong, I now have battery chainsaw & lawn mower as well so hoping the investment will pay off. So far so good, have cut 2 winters worth of logs, mown the lawns & kept paddocks clear of weeds with no petrol.
  9. I've got a couple of the Bli200 batteries, generally use the economy power setting which is fine for nettles & bracken etc. & probably lasts +/- 1.5hr. Thick patches of tall grass make it work harder which might bring it down to 40-50mins with full power. Even so gives enough time to charge the spare battery providing you have a power source. Nothing in the manual about power of motor either. My (very) old 2t Stihl was 31cc & I'd say it's a match for power, probably not as robust so doubt it would take the abuse the old machine suffered or even still be running after 30+years. These days I appreciate that it's a lot less tiring to use & vibration is a fraction of an ICE machine, with the motor at the head there's no drive shaft so much lighter & no torsion when you squeeze the trigger.
  10. I've got the previous incarnation 536LiRX & would use it in preference to a petrol machine any day. Keeps down weeds around the paddocks, mainly with the metal blade, deals with nettles, bracken, brambles etc just as well as my old noisy smelly 2t. Obviously not got the power of a larger petrol machine but benefits of low vibration, noise, fumes & running costs are a big plus for me. All depends what you want it for.
  11. Still available but they have similar harness inside to pass the relevant impact test. JSP in UK make them for the export market.
  12. Remember reading somewhere that CE test was only with the new type Zig Zags but Petzl conducted their own in house tests & Chicane proved compatible with older single attachment hole ZZ. Maybe somebody can post a link, can't remember where I saw it. So the original ZZ is only CE certified for DDRT - but it does work with the Chicane. Update - just realised it was Barry on here Okay we have an answer - They have confirmed that the outgoing ZIGZAG (ie D22A) is compatible with the CHICANE as well as both new 2019 ZIGZAGs. They have said that the configuration is not certified by a notified body (ie they didn't send it off to be certified along with the new products but that they have put the D22A through all the same in house testing with a CHICANE as they have with the new ZIGZAGs and are happy that it passed all the testing.
  13. If you're concerned about chinstrap type for ground or aerial work the new Petzl helmets have dual purpose chinstraps. The DUAL chinstrap allows the worker to adjust chinstrap strength in order to adapt the helmet to different environments: work at height (EN 12492) or on the ground (EN 397). The clip has two positions, corresponding to the following two uses: - higher strength to limit the risk of the helmet coming off in a fall (strength greater than 50 daN) - lower strength to limit the risk of strangulation, by releasing if snagged when user is at ground level (strength lower than 25 daN)


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