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  1. Does anyone have suggestions for lining the inside of trailer mesh sides. I've always used ply however I'm trying to think of alternatives for weight saving, neatness, longevity. Thanks.
  2. Are there any self employed climbers that need the odd days work around lincoln. My usual subby has set up his own business and moved on. Thanks.
  3. Time has come for a regular member. I can't keep going at it alone. I've had plenty of subbies over the years but they eventually move on and I'm at the point now where I have too much work and zero help. I'm thinking a labourer for now part time and train them up if they want to stay. I have a friend in H.R who can sort the employment side of things, my account can sort wages etc for £3.50 a month. What I really need help with is initial training. For now I want a labourer to clean, drag, and with time get them on the hedge cutter and using my mini chipper. Will they need to go on an nptc course just to use my mini chipper or is that overkill? I think for ladders and lifting etc I can probably download something and get them to read and sign. It will only be myself and the one new employee working.
  4. Time has come for a regular member. I can't keep going at it alone. I've had plenty of subbies over the years but they eventually move on and I'm at the point now where I have too much work and zero help. I'm thinking a labourer for now part time and train them up if they want to stay. I have a friend in H.R who can sort the employment side of things, my account can sort wages etc for £3.50 a month. What I really need help with is initial training. For now I want a labourer to clean, drag, and with time get them on the hedge cutter and using my mini chipper. Will they need to go on an nptc course just to use my mini chipper or is that overkill? I think for ladders and lifting etc I can probably download something and get them to read and sign. It will only be myself and the one new employee working.
  5. I've looked at all the tippers and value for money I'm considering the 9x5 brian james tipper. The side extensions look brill.
  6. Is there money to be saved on a manual tip or is it too small a difference to make it worth bothering with
  7. Obviously electric tip will always be better but does anyone have a tipper trailer with a manual pump on them and are they OK or too slow to raise up and therefore best avoided. Looking to invest in my first tipper trailer. Only need an 8 or 10ft to tow behind my van. Thanks.
  8. How did you get cover from nfu?? When i contacted them they told me they don't cover tree surgery as it's too high risk for them.
  9. Clint... I manage fine. I thought I would struggle too, but with 2 8ft scaffold boards and one scaffold board in the middle to walk up then its manageable. I have a rope through a karabiner on my van bulkhead and attach the other end to the chipper handle and then I use the rope to slowly pull it up. It fits in through the back door with 1cm to spare above.
  10. Just bought myself the skarper c90. Used for the first time yesterday on a couple of plum take downs. Handled the brash upto 2.5 inches really well and pulled it straight through without any hesitation. Anything bigger I kept as firewood. Bought from Jim at Upson Mowers. Very helpful guy and great service.
  11. Thanks for the info. Are these recorded checks something I can do myself or do I have to take them somewhere periodically for a formal check?
  12. Good morning. Do tripod steps need any sort of certification/formal checks (similar to loler) before I can let an employee use them? Thankyou.
  13. To be honest in the last recession I was just as busy as when we weren't in it. So to me it looks like unless I want someone to operate anything other than a rake I must find someone with tickets already or I will need to pay to put them through their tickets. I really am excited about the thought of a staff member but I'm also really scared about getting screwed if something goes wrong. Can they use step ladders for hedge cutting or is that a no no?
  14. My business has reached a point where I think I need a part time employee. I have tried the subcontractor and cash in hand route but I just can't rely on them enough so I wanted more stability and security. I think to start with somebody to help me with ground work, hedge cutting, chipping etc. I need advice please on what training/certification I need for tripod steps (do they have to have formal checks or does an employee need training on how to use them) and would an employee need a lantra/nptc ticket before they can operate my hedge cutters or micro chipper? Just trying to find out how much I need to do as a current sole trader and how much I will need to spend on someone. I am considering becomming limited to protect my assets, using an accountant for payslips / tax, ins, holidays etc. Also on hse website it states with less than 5 employees the paperwork is less comprehensive
  15. PeteB... Are you a cs100 owner? Are they a good machine and are the blades easy to change on them? I'm looking into the cs100 as I have a dealer 20 minutes from me, they have a 3 Yr warranty and they have a good resale value. My other option is the skarper c90. 800.00 cheaper and probably easier to move around but the dealer is 3 hours away and only comes with a 2yr warranty

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