[ANNOUNCE] London.pm technical meeting about "What is Moose and why is it the future?" on 19th Feb 2009

Dirk Koopman djk at tobit.co.uk
Wed Jan 28 20:15:21 GMT 2009

Andrew Beattie wrote:
> Edmund von der Burg wrote:
>> Chain saw safety appears to be a well trodden topic:
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chainsaw_safety_features
> Thanks for pointing that out.  It made me shudder to read it.
> I still have vivid memories of climbing to the top of a ladder to cut 
> the top of a tree with a trunk of about two feet diameter.  Cutting the 
> tunk just above the top of the ladder meant that I was uncomfortably 
> close to the machine.
> The noise, vibration and terror left a lasting impression.
> I was ten or eleven at the time...
> Back before the phrase "health and safety" had been invented...

You would not believe the number of exams one has to take to be able to 
that sort of thing professionally these days. But one would have to find 
another (approved) way to get up there - ladders are definitely out!

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