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  1. Hello everyone. I'm new to arbtalk and relatively new at tree surgery been doing it just over two years. Unfortunately in February 2017 I had an accident at work, a cherry tree covered in ivy fell onto me giving me a fractured and dislocated ankle, compound fracture to my fibula and also a broken collarbone. Before you say didn't you see it coming I didn't the trees roots failed and it fell just as i was walking passed it after handing some spikes to a friend. Who luckily didn't get a chance to climb it! Maybe the tree should have been checked more when being quoted, I have no idea..... HSE will decide that. Anyway I gave up on the idea of me ever being able to do tree surgery as I had a 12 hour muscle reconstruction surgery on my ankle/leg which left me with nerve damage and a nice new metal ankle, also a metal collarbone. It took me months to even wiggle my toes and so much longer to weight bare and walk. After being told by an occupational health therapist that I'd never do it again and was fired from my previous job on medical grounds as they told them I'd never do it. Things got really tough. I tried other jobs when i started to walk again and it was killing me not being able to persue the career I'm so passionate about. So after ignoring the doctors and with the help of a few local companies I have got back into the game! Which has honestly made me so happy because I have proved everyone wrong. After such a horrible accident and recovery it did seem impossible but here I am loving life again trying to get back out there working, but full time work is abit much at the moment so only doing 2-3 days if I can get the work ( very difficult when you tell employers you have been crushed by a tree before...) So cutting a long story short I have a few questions that I hope someone might help me with. 1) training- I was working with a company called jenks and was so close to being put through my tickets after over a year of hard hard work but never got the opportunity to as my accident happened and they got rid. Is there any way I can get my tickets but on finance or something? As allot of places won't take me unless I have the tickets. 2) climbing equipment - I'm trying to get myself a climbing kit but as you can imagine money is tight. I've been donated a harness and a rope from some very nice people, but i was wondering where everyone gets their equipment and if anyone would sell me anything just so I can go rec climbing to get used to it again. E.g prusik, sidestrop, karabiners.. 3) Recovery- has anyone else had similar leg injuries and found anything useful to help support on the ankle or treatments that help. Thanks for reading and remember just because the whole world is telling you, you can't do something, you can, I'm nearly back to normal and this wouldn't of happened if I didn't push the limits.
  2. My Cheerson CX20 Drone make decision to fly maiden flight by own, just shoot it self in the sky and almost brake My face... close call.. Be carefully with this gadgets.. they are NOT Toys.. !! [ame] [/ame]
  3. SilverBull worked with Arborist first aid trainers for 2 years identifying the essential first aid items needed for Climbing Arborists or anyone using a chainsaw. A C.A.T Tourniquet and 6” Israeli Bandage are two potentially lifesaving items that with the right training, can be used to quickly stop a catastrophic bleed. The SilverBull P.A.T (Personal Arb Trauma) kit is designed to contain these two essential items and easily attach to a belt or climbing harness. The easy open function and “pull cord” release feature means the system can be easily operated using one hand. The bright orange colour and green First Aid symbol, make the SilverBull P.A.T Kit clearly identifiable by colleagues. The new Silverbull Arb Trauma Kit and it's contents are available at TREEKIT now. The new Silverbull Arb Trauma Kit and it's contents are available at TREEKIT now.
  4. When You go on You roof dropping snow or make repairs.. please be carefully, this happens to Me in this weekend... [ame] [/ame]

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