Jist a quick question, like many folk who run syndicates/shoot captains/keepers thoughts are begginning to look to next season already (if not been doing that already for quite a while) and work improvements that could be made to either improve the shoot or make ur life easier.
Like most shoots who have the pleasure off sitka plantations we could do with a bit off brashing done in 1 or 2 woods to help the beaters. It's a DIY syndicate but we are pretty lucky to have a squad off pretty practical common sense guys/guns a good few have or will wrk chainsaws for firewood away from the shoot (but to my knowledge only myself and 1 more have tickets)
Now as a shoot captain am i responsibl/liable for people either bringing there own saw or using 1 of my spares to brash trees? Also should i be insiting they wear all the proper gear, well boots trousers and helmet atleast?
We are an affilated syndicate so everyone is insured for 'shoot work' but would that include using chain saws when not trained
so basically does the shoot captain bear any liability if an accident happens? And would the insurance also cover us as if person has not been trained/ticketed?
And to make clear these boys are not the village idiots or the very clever numpties with no common sense, most will use them every now and then on farms/firewood, althou i imagine that will not matter anyway.
Cheers in advance