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  1. The Protos Arborist is super comfortable.
  2. Same, It’s making rolling cigarettes almost impossible.
  3. Hopefully this all works properly. Let me know. Again, everything can be changed or modified. Site Spec, Risk Assessment, Method Statement - Blank for External Use v2.xlsx
  4. Working for us WWW.RFT-SERVICES.CO.UK Working for us
  5. Arboriculture Coordinator We are looking for a Arboriculture Coordinator to carry out and assist with all administrative duties within the Arboriculture department and other service related tasks. You will be responsible for the day-to-day organisation and support for the Arborists as well as working closely with the Arb Manager. The successful candidate for this role will be responsible for delivering an effective Arboricultural service, ensuring flows of work are followed correctly including, but not restricted to: working alongside the onsite working team; allocating works, supporting with building risk assessments, helping with investigating and rectifying complaints. Hours: Full-time 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday or flexible working hours can be considered. Benefits: 25 days holiday per annum + bank holidays, employee discounts scheme and generous pension Salary: Competitive Role details Please read the full job description for full details. Location: Watton, Norfolk JD Arboriculture Coordinator Candidates must have: Experience of workplace/site health and safety Ability to work in a professional manner Ability to effectively communicate A practical working knowledge of Arborist schedules and scope of service Experience within the Arboricultural industry desirable. How to apply: Please send your CV to recruitment@rft-services.co.uk We regret that we are only able to contact shortlisted applicants. If you have not heard from us within 14 days of the closing date, your application has been unsuccessful. The closing date is 6 December 2019 If you would like to call me for further information then please do... 07547999406
  6. I worked on new method statement pages today that’s directly linked to the risk assessment. It’ll take up to 6 operatives. I’ve populated each method statement with code that will source selected information from AFAG and FISA documents depending on the role of the operative. If you have a certain guide, British Standard or other source you adhere to then you will be able to reword how you carry your normal every day operations. I will leave some blank areas that can be populated manually that make the method statement site specific as it’s too time consuming writing out multiple scenarios to automate. EDIT: Just realised I didn’t bring my laptop home. I will upload tomorrow.
  7. @Annierosy, I have a yard in Watton, Norfolk. I will have some fresh Willow and Poplar wood chip tomorrow if that’s of any help?
  8. I have built one where most of the method statement “blurb” for each operative is self generating depending on their duty on site and then there’s room for more site specific information to fill out manually. I’ll upload the template and some basic “blurb” when I’m back in the office.
  9. Oh blimey, nearly 50 downloads already. Is it of any use? Does it work properly? Need anything adding?
  10. I thought I'd upload this document I made to help any smaller outfits that find it difficult to keep on top of risk assessments, what tools they need for the job etc. This maybe a pointless task but if it helps at least one person then that's cool... So, the idea behind this risk assessment is to fill it out on a tablet, laptop or desktop computer when on (or after) your assessment. This way you know what tools you need for the job and what safety guidance documentation you should be aware of ie. AFAG, FISA, ICoP etc. I have already populated the "Coding Sheet" located on the 2nd tab at the bottom right of the Excel document with some limited info of which can all be changed to suit you. This sheet is totally open to change. What info I have on there already is just to show you what info is needed to populate the risk assessment. The idea behind this is so you only have to set this document up once. Once your coding sheet is populated with equipment you own, safety guides you adhere to etc. then filling out a site specific risk assessment becomes easier and all your left to do is upload your own signature and then keep everything stored on your hard drive or on the cloud. You can obviously print the document if you prefer keeping paper copies. You can right click the "Coding" tab and hide it too so when you export as a PDF when saving, the coding section will be hidden. You will need some knowledge on excel to use this but hopefully I've made it simple enough. I've protected the main worksheet so you can only select the cells that need information. Anyway, have a play. Hopefully it all works. Change what you need to change in the coding sheet but try not to move any parameters on the coding sheet either, otherwise the drop down menus and/or auto generation will not work. If you end up using this and want me to make any changes at all then just ask. If you have any criticism, ideas, add-ons, changes and/or advice then please voice it on here. I will update and upload new versions as and when needed. Blank Risk Assessment.xlsx
  11. 0 Degrees this morning in Norwich with a half decent thickness of frost on the Hilux. Couldn’t wind down the windows first thing as they had frozen shut. Nice blue sky now over in Watton, Norfolk. Very pleasant.
  12. I’ve just noticed a lot of Ash not producing seed this year. Never thought about until now. Is this the case elsewhere in the country? I think every Ash I’ve inspected recently around East Anglia hasn’t produced anything yet. Could it be due to the general struggle it’s had this season or do they not always pollinate every year? The Ash in my garden literally only managed a handful of seed this year. (Please see photos) I don’t want to immediately jump to conclusions with regards to Chalara either as I wouldn’t want to overlook other factors such as the drought we had last year etc.
  13. Got any hazel or willow coppice laying around? Could just peg it in place.


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