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Link: https://www.trees.org.uk/Trees.org.uk/media/Trees-org.uk/Documents/AA-Technical-Guide_Tree-Climbing-and-Aerial-Rescue_Draft-for-consultation.pdf Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFCZNY2 Hi everyone, i'm Jack the New Marketing Assistant, any questions feel free to give me a shout Technical Guide 1: Tree Climbing & Aerial Rescue CONSULTATION Please submit all responses by Tuesday 15 January 2019 This is the ‘draft for consultation’ for the first of five new technical guides based upon the principles set out in the ‘Industry Code of Practice for Arboriculture – Tree Work at Height (2015)’. It is designed to replace both the ‘Guide to Good Climbing Practice’ and ‘AFAG 401/402’. It is aimed at practicing, trained arborists and their supervisors and is due for publication in 2019. Responses Please read through the draft and make note of any comments. Please then complete the short ‘Survey Monkey’ questionnaire, adding any extra information where requested. If you have a longer or more complex comment or query, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Draft for consultation’ as the subject title. Please submit all responses by Tuesday 15 January 2019. Please use the link below to review the draft for consultation You can provide feedback via Survey Monkey using the link below or the links within the PDF Link: https://www.trees.org.uk/Trees.org.uk/media/Trees-org.uk/Documents/AA-Technical-Guide_Tree-Climbing-and-Aerial-Rescue_Draft-for-consultation.pdf Link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NFCZNY2 Thank you for taking the time to review the draft for consultation, your feedback is extremely valuable in helping us complete this important new guidance.
Good morning. My first post on the forum, although I have spent a lot of time over past months reading info from knowledgeable people on here. The long & short of it is I’m looking at setting up my own business this year and any advice/guidance from people who have been there and done it would be greatly appreciated. Currently working at a garden in the in the South West. It’s a nice job but but only paying 17k a year and can’t see that going up a great deal in the near future. I’m 30 next week and with kids likely to appear in the not too distant future I think now is the time to pull my finger out and get something of my own set up. I’ve been in estate management for the past 4 years and before that I spent about 6 years in horticulture. Tree/chainsaw work probably makes up 50% of my current job role. Over the past 2/3 years I’ve found that it’s tree work were my true interest and passion lies. I have a varied skill set and am not shy of hard work. I’ve held my cs 30/31 for about 3 years and have just recently got my 38/39. I have lost of chainsaw/chipper/groundwork experience and am looking to improve as a climber throughout this year. So basically (if you’re still listening after all that waffle) towards the end of this year I’m looking at getting a 3.5T tipper and chipper and starting up my own thing. Hoping to do a mix of climbing for myself/other people as well as subbing my self as someone with a chipper and tipper. I’ve got vehicle storage and also room to store logs/chip. Im going to reduce myself down to 3 days a week at my current job and just start with this 2/3 days a week and then hopefully transition fully over a 12/24 month period. I have lads at work who can be grounds men until it’s worth taking someone on and also the more experienced climber I work with is keen to give me a hand when needed. Im hoping to get set up with about 12k (could push this a bit more if needed) and going to slowly buy equipment over the year when things come up at the right price. I’m going to increase my arb knowledge as much as possible by working alongside the more experienced climber at work as well as reading up on principles/practices in my own time. So, am I being realistic here? I know Arboriculture isn’t a get rich quick scheme and it’s hard work. But I enjoy the work and from my research so far I’m confident that once established I should be able to bring home more than my current salary at the end of the month. If anyone has any input that would be great. Is any time of year better/worse to start ab arb business? And if anyone could tell me their 3/4 most valued books on Arboriculture that would be great (esp to do with rigging and tree pruning/reduction). Any advice would be greatly appreciated and I hope over the coming years I can become a valued member of the community. Cheers, Rob