Record of my work experience with Exmoor National Park

Monthly archives for December, 2013

Work experience 12-12-2013

Work experience 12-12-2013

Today we fitted out a new Land Rover with ply panels inside the back to keep all the tools and the spare wheel tidy and make the space easy to use. The ply board was heavy duty with a special coating which prevents wear and tear and is also water resistant. We cut two panels […]

Nether Stowey clean up

Nether Stowey clean up

Today we went to Nether Stowey Recreation Ground to do a clear up of the hedges and take out some trees. We were allocated work areas and used mainly bow saws and bill hooks to clear everything. This was all piled up and put through the wood chipper. Later in the day the Arboriculture students […]

Using the wood chipper at college

Using the wood chipper at college

Today we got a chance to use the wood chipper at college. After doing all the pre-start checks on the machine and making sure everyone had the correct PPE we discussed the important safety points when using the machine. It is very important to remove any watches or bracelets and NOT to wear gloves when […]

Work experience 05-12-2013

Work experience 05-12-2013

Today we had three tickets to address 1. Inspect a tree with a contractor with a view to safe felling to avoid damage to a bridge and a footpath 2. Fit an auto-latch to a gate and a post to prevent the gate opening too far 3. Clear fallen tree material from a footpath, check […]