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    The Fallers (left to right) Jack Balsamo, Mathew Spencer and Hunter Mathieson

    The workshop focus was to hone the skills of qualified and experienced tree fallers in arboriculture and forest industries. Content included; legal framework for workplace safety, practical OH&S manuals, identify (hazards, lean of a tree, lay of the forest and where to start), the danger zones, 4 methods of felling a tree, correct wedging, “reading” stumps to alter (hinge, step height, scarf opening and depth), practice alternative methods of scarfing, escape route placement, fatigue management/ saving energy, additional hazards of fire killed trees, dealing with production pressure, how to be an effective trainer/ mentor and more.

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    I don't know but it looks like they hate their job. lol

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    I like ! ..all good topics , the Mentor part utmost critical to me ... Fatigue management utmost critical as well.

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    Yes, pacing one's self to avoid fatigue is crucial.



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    That is all something I cover during an apprenticeship.
    Important stuff, all of it.
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    deyr sjalfr it sama,
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    Interesting how a limited gene pool and a limited labor force seem to be so closely related.

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    So is it save to assume that YOU are teaching the workshop Graeme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flushcut View Post
    I don't know but it looks like they hate their job. lol
    I had a fun time with these guys as well



    Quote Originally Posted by Altissimus View Post
    I like ! ..all good topics , the Mentor part utmost critical to me ... Fatigue management utmost critical as well.
    Practitioners the world over agree with core matters like that.

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    IMO fatigue management is a key fundamental. It goes to working efficiently and smoothly = less wasted effort.

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    Graeme, your list of workshop content would not range far from one taught by D.D.Dent, or that of the USFS S-212 sawyers certification class. As you say, around the world skilled sawyers will hue closely to these same concepts and principles.

    Stig's comment reinforces this, as one would expect.
    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."