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JonnyRFT

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    Norfolk
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    Arboricultural Manager
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    Norwich

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  1. All I can see here is a small bacterial bleed from what looks like a longitudinal bark plate fracture. At a guess, it was high load twisting forces. It can be a different story beyond the bark layer though. My suggestion would be hiring a consultant.
  2. Our teams must share the climbing responsibilities. I’m just trying to keep fatigue at a minimum and labour equally shared. Our contract involves pretty low impact work with the exception of some. Driving distances can be pretty huge sometimes though so I would consider that the worst part of the job. Due to the company I run being owned by a parent housing association (of which the contract is for), the pressure is minimal. They‘ve set me a scope of service instead of target figures therefor we have no time constraints per job.
  3. This is very true and I’ve suffered from this situation before. It’s tough to manage such an ego and they seem to bruise easily when you point out their bad habits. I certainly don’t want to go down that road again. I’m hopeful there’s still some good, laid back people out there that need the work.
  4. Whatcha, So, it looks like finding some new employees might prove difficult. Last year and the year before was pretty easy finding staff but from chatting with a few company owners, this year is a struggle. I wonder if you could help me out here. Imagine you’ve gone back in time and you’ve just finished your climbing course. What would you expect from a potential employer? What would make you stay with them?
  5. Based in Watton, Norfolk Covering East Anglia. I’m looking for 2 x climbers with a minimum of CS30, 31, 38 & 39 Desirable additional qualifications: IPAF 3a, 3b, 1a & 1b B+E CS32 First Aid+F Stump Grinder Wood Chipper Land Based Machinery (Avant use mostly) All relevant training will be provided. Up to £27,500 plus Pension and Holiday for the right candidates. All vehicles, tools, IT and PPE provided. Monday to Friday 40 hours a week plus bank holidays off. Working a mix of domestic and commercial for a large housing association. Work load is balanced with your “buddy” allowing climbing responsibilities to be shared keeping fatigue at a minimum. Area covered, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambs and Essex. Climbing, skill set and safety assessments will be required prior to the position being offered. I am no longer offering sub contractural work as my books are now full. Get in touch if you have any further questions. Kind Regards, Jonny.
  6. A little shaping on an Ash from yesterday. It’s an old pollard but just trying to manage it at this size from now on. Came out half decent like...weather held off till the last cut which worked out well too.
  7. It’s a big Oak in Weasenham St Peter I have a PICUS for, not Norwich. Too far out for the same day?
  8. I think I have one. I’ll check the stock list when I’m back at work.
  9. I’m from Yarmouth and an MOT is a sexual act and we run everything on cooking oil.
  10. Sticking with MEWP work where possible.
  11. Yeah the transits physically hold the weight much better but the payload allowance just gets people into trouble. This is why I got an Isuzu in the end. We can pretty much brim the box and be confident that we’re not over weight...unless it was all oak/beech etc. We drive past the DVLA weigh Bridge most days on the A14 and knew it would only be a matter of time when we’re pulled.
  12. 1752kg on these. Mine takes 1.4t on average with guys and tools on board. Impressive little truck. The only downside is the brutal suspension.
  13. JonnyRFT

    pants shat

    I actually wonder if the climber asked the ground guy to give it the ol’ heave ho in order to clear that line. Either way...balls to that!!!
  14. The recommendation is to fell the trees. We have no problem with rectifying the issues but there’s also another property that doesn’t belong to us behind the conifers.

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