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    Most of us have done it, at some point!
    What's your experiences?

    I landed a job a few weeks ago taping a ceiling, 350m2, 4m high. The joiner said I could use one of the scissor lifts- result!
    During my induction agent asks for my IPAD ticket to use the lift. Of course , I haven't got one, so he says no chance am I to get the scissor lift
    Ok, I'll go to Speedy and hire a mobile scaffold....
    Em, do you have a PASMA ticket to build the scaffold?
    Know what mate, tape the phucking ceiling yourself!!!

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    what cocks... 4m high i would of never gone there in first place.. over 2.4 get some one else lol. that avoids anyone getting upset thinking u let them down when u fcukioffski..
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    Most of us have done it, at some point!
    What's your experiences?

    I landed a job a few weeks ago taping a ceiling, 350m2, 4m high. The joiner said I could use one of the scissor lifts- result!
    During my induction agent asks for my IPAD ticket to use the lift. Of course , I haven't got one, so he says no chance am I to get the scissor lift
    Ok, I'll go to Speedy and hire a mobile scaffold....
    Em, do you have a PASMA ticket to build the scaffold?
    Know what mate, tape the phucking ceiling yourself!!!

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    It should've read IPAF ticket for the scissor lift! Bloody predictive text

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    I've walked on one or two jobs, one was were the forman was a @## before I even started, told him to do one and went


    Its a days course for either EK, and , did my pasma years ago learnt a couple of things, but other than that complete BS
    As for the Scissor jack, we taught ourselves back in the late 80s
    We were doing a fire protection job on a transport warehouse in Brizzol, we'd never used one, our supervisor said this does that,that and that, off you go.
    First, the floor was still gravel, not been concreted, working up to 40/50 ft up, the sway up there was " interesting " and when we came down to reload with materials, sometimes not all the way down, we had the "Scissor Jack" Grand Prix
    as we had 3 machines there
    Even better fun was had when the Cherry Picker arrived
    And we earnt serious wonga doing it
    Still haven't got a ticket for one

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    Doesn't matter how high the ceiling is if you are getting the right rate for it.
    I've jacked in several jobs. Some because I just didn't like the customer. Wouldn't tape shit boarding. Ridiculous H&S. I'm not being taken for a cnut by anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian S View Post
    I've walked on one or two jobs, one was were the forman was a @## before I even started, told him to do one and went


    Its a days course for either EK, and , did my pasma years ago learnt a couple of things, but other than that complete BS
    As for the Scissor jack, we taught ourselves back in the late 80s
    We were doing a fire protection job on a transport warehouse in Brizzol, we'd never used one, our supervisor said this does that,that and that, off you go.
    First, the floor was still gravel, not been concreted, working up to 40/50 ft up, the sway up there was " interesting " and when we came down to reload with materials, sometimes not all the way down, we had the "Scissor Jack" Grand Prix
    as we had 3 machines there
    Even better fun was had when the Cherry Picker arrived
    And we earnt serious wonga doing it
    Still haven't got a ticket for one
    Haha, the good ole days eh!
    Yeah I checked out the courses for the IPAF ticket and the PASMA, they're about 150+vat each. Maybe do something about it in the new year

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    I used to have both IPAF and PASMA tickets but have now let them lapse due to lack of use. I once was asked by an agency to go to a site to drive a cherry picker for the day as then needed some one with a ticket, I said Ok. I arrived on site went to the office and introduced myself to the agent who then erupted, F ing and Blinding all over the place because apparently I was the third guy the agency had sent that week and so he now had to do ANOTHER F***ing induction to do, I saved him the bother of doing F***ing induction by walking away.

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    i used cherry pickers etc years ago when it suited , had no problem , now days yer need a ticket to scratch yer arse, just a gigantic money racket , but when the builder wants some thing done he get you to do it , weather you have a ticket or not , good luck to all of yer !

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