Friday, May 28, 2010

HSE Safety Alert - Brush cutters

The HSE has sent out a safety Bulletin on the use of non-standard attachments for brush cutters. A fatality was investigated involving the use of homemade chainsaw chain attachments.
Part of the chain struck a nearby worker in the head....More info is available here.

This is picture from the HSE website showing a non-standard chain flail attachment

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Resouces for Trees and Climate change

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Trees and Climate Change- An Irish Perspective

Is this beautiful Irish landscape a thing of the past?

Here are some links to recent seminars, workshops and information on climate change. Some of them are taken from the Tree council Website, a reliable resource for information. I will update this post as I find more resources. Please add any you find by leaving comments below:

Climate change effects us all and we all have a responsibility to find a solution!
Click on the highlighted title 

Text of a talk delivered by Brendan McWilliams to the Climate Change Conference in the Botanic Gardens, Dublin, during Tree Week, 2005.

Notes for this talk can be downloaded here

Roy Anderson, Queen's University, Belfast.
Word document can be downloaded  here

This is the National strategy for Ireland (if that wasn't already apparent!)

An explanation

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Monday, May 10, 2010

KARABINERS: Our search for the Perfect Connector

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Everyone has a favourite one, some people have a many. Different colours, different shapes, different applications, numerous manufacturers and some interesting tales to tell.

"Do you fancy sharing your views, facts and stories to help others in choosing their karabiners?"

Who knows, we may help to change the way our connectors are made or just help to educate others on how and why we use these simple, vital and well engineered pieces of climbing gear. will be giving away FREE shiny new karabiners for the most interesting and informative suggestions so share your knowledge...

If your reading this, share it with others and do leave some comments...

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