Im still around just not many questions to answer so not a lot of point me posting.
Nothing has really changed for me once I went live i've done a few coaching days and a few nvq days but all in all i'm just getting on with doing it now.
Enjoying it still though some days not as fun as others but thats not really a surprise.
I remember the dropwire course very well, very demanding course one of our guys failed his assessment and ended up going to livingston to redo it. A lot of what you learn you wont use once out in the field of that I am certain but it still helps to know the correct way and then you just have to find a nice balance between safe and quick really because climbing a pole 2 times just because you have a pull up there is a bit pointless if you can do it once and get the same result just as safely. Well technically more safely since your only climbing once.
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