Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You've done a chainsaw course but you won't get a job! 3 good reasons

This is something I hear quite a lot in the forestry and arboriculture industry and something I have said many times to my customers seeking clarification on chainsaw qualifications.

Just because you've done a chainsaw course doesn't guarantee that you'll get a job..... here are 3 good reasons:

  • The Chainsaw training industry is like any other in respect of the fact that their are 'cowboys' out there offering poor or mediocre courses which will not provide you with the skills to pass the pre-requisite NPTC CS30/31 Award that you require to get a job or the skills you need to pass this assessment.

  • Many companies looking to hire chainsaw operators will often require them to have more than the basic NPTC CS30/31 award and prefer to see other units under the belt such as CS32 - Felling trees over 15" in diameter or competence to use a woodchipper.

  • The industry is awash with rogue tree cutters that are carrying treework for nothing more than a daily wage. When you are qualified as a tree climber (CS38 Tree climbing and rescue and CS39 Using a chainsaw from rope and harness) and you are prepared to do all of the things you must under regulation, you will be competing with these guys! Luckily many people are now becoming a little more discerning when it comes to hiring a tree service. 
 The good news is that despite these three reasons, well trained and competent operators are finding work, but it is important to remember that it is your responsibility to rise above the average chainsaw user or tree cutter and invest in gaining as much knowledge and as many skills as you can. Read about your industry, invest your time and resources in forestry skills training and tree climbing techniques. Get advice from people that are working in your industry, explore the global trend towards an increase in forestry and never forget that trees keep growing!

 Training advice is available from Treecareireland

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    Tuesday, September 21, 2010

    Is there somewhere on the web for Irish Tree Care?

    and here it is...

    The Irish Tree Care Network allows registered members to share information, videos, photos and much more about Tree Care. It is the only Irish Tree Care social network and is a safe and secure place for Qualified individuals only.

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    Monday, September 20, 2010

    Discounted Ascenders and some free instruction on how to use them and Treecareireland have teamed up to share some knowledge on the ergonomic and safe use of Ascenders. Climb safer, Climb faster! "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

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