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by Chris Linssner
Mon May 02, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter The only thing stopping the Europeans coming to the UK is the registration Act. Without that anyone from Europe will be allowed to work here. Not just a farriery problem but general working across Europe. The European government is more interested in cross border movement and freedom of employ...
by Chris Linssner
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:10 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

The government are looking hard into de regulation. And not just farriery. They need to save pennies wherever they can and it seems to hell with the consequences because they wont be there to pick up any of the fallout from this. Cliff as chair of the FASG had been arranged to meet the MP in charge ...
by Chris Linssner
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

OK Peter I can see where you get your information from. From a ridiculous post from 2013 that is as untrue then as it is today. I am going to say this for the last time. There is or was no financial bailout to BFBA, non has ever been needed. A service was provided that cost the BFBA to provide. Yes ...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Italian Stallion(what is your fricken name, I hate writing that) I don't know where you get all your conspiracy theories from. Nothing I know of is done back handed and I don't know how we can be any more transparent. Quite honestly that sort of talk leaves me exasperated. If you want to know anythi...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Craig. Thank you for your replies. Just to put the record straight, the Association does not receive back handers, front handers or even side handers. In fact no payments of any kind for having apprentices as free members. I think this fallacy stems from payments that were made to the Association to...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Apr 26, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter You said that deregulation may be the only way forward, and I don't see it as the next logical step and I don't see how it will reunite our craft. (should be profession).Your words not mine. But I am not here for tit for tat politics. We don't shout about how the Association works behind the s...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Apr 26, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

I haven't been on here for a while but what I read leaves me feeling desperation for the future of farriery. Peter Baker suggesting that de regulation may be the best way forward. Are you mad. This is what the government are trying hard to push for. Just how will that improve the standard of farrier...
by Chris Linssner
Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:38 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requireme
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requi

Peter
I understand that there is a discretion thing here and I can take from your statement that he is suffering ill health because of exposure to coke fumes which is what I was trying to ascertain.
I wonder if there is a way of measuring fumes from a forge to see what they contain.
by Chris Linssner
Sat Jul 11, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requireme
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requi

Peter You still haven't answered my original question to your confusing first post. If someone takes an interest in your post, at least answer so the thread can proceed relevant to the circumstances. Here is a question to be answered. Why do apprentices have to make shoes from coke when the Diploma ...
by Chris Linssner
Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requireme
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requi

Peter Used properly and with adequate ventilation, coke is not the monster you make it out to be. Coke nowadays is far superior than that I used in my youth. Do you remember going to COSIRA in Salisbury? Twelve forges running at once. I do not remember choking my lungs up. I believe more people have...
by Chris Linssner
Fri Jul 10, 2015 5:35 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requireme
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requi

Peter I still do not understand what the story is regarding this guy. Coke fumes are horrible and damaging to health as you say and I was able to offer my advice where possible but if you have a job dangerous to your employees health then you (ATF) will have to protect them. There is a reason you ar...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requireme
Replies: 12
Views: 1767

Re: Coke fumes and toxic gas poisoning, FRC obligatory requi

Peter I am confused here. Is this guy saying he has suffered bad health from exposure to Coke/coal fumes when he was younger? Is he saying he is worried about possible exposure to said fumes whilst he fulfils his apprenticeship or is he worried about exposure to any employees he has. The HSE will be...
by Chris Linssner
Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

Funny you say that there should be apprentice representation cos we have been toying with just that idea and are trying to work out how to get the right person for the job.
by Chris Linssner
Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

Craig Two reasons I didn't apply. For some reason I never received the paperwork. Wether its buried under stuff in my office I don't know. Second. As an association we have two places on FRC covered by Huw Dyer and Kevin Willard. Craig Darcy is the northern rep, again as there was no one to put them...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

Further explanation needed ferrador
by Chris Linssner
Mon Oct 20, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

EW I totally agree with what you are saying but who else is in place to carry this forward. We do what we can but we are not funded for this type of work and take no expenses at all. Everyone wanted Miles out of his job as head on NFTA but at least he ran a tight ship. In the end it was left complet...
by Chris Linssner
Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

Well Peter Who else is putting their time on the line to try to help move things forward. You? You have just put yourself back on FRC but you weren't voted in that post. A post you resigned from last time you were there. in a post you cannot even fulfil the necessary seven days over the year commitm...
by Chris Linssner
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

The apprentice system Cliff is talking about is the funding expected by government. They want employers to fund the entire cost of training, which is ok as for someone like Rolls Royce or some other mass producer who are creating their own workforce but as farriers what we are training is our own bu...
by Chris Linssner
Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: apprentice training
Replies: 34
Views: 4827

Re: apprentice training

Yes.
by Chris Linssner
Wed Aug 27, 2014 5:11 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB

Ferrador
I think you are wrong in your observations. The CJF is no weekend course and there is no queue of Yanks waiting to claim their Dip.
by Chris Linssner
Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:12 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB
Replies: 16
Views: 2413

Re: Election FRC. Draft election address. PNB

Does anyone here not think its sad for our craft that there is no one willing to put themselves forward and have to actually fight for a place on the FRC. There should be two or three farriers willing to go head to head for each position and make us vote for who we think will make the best job. I kn...
by Chris Linssner
Fri Oct 04, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprentice training !
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Apprentice training !

Spot on Stuart.

20 ATF's

Nuff said.
by Chris Linssner
Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Apprentice training !
Replies: 8
Views: 1739

Re: Apprentice training !

All

See facebook page of BFBA to get an update of the Focus day itinery including the Apprentice training forum with talks given by the colleges.

Chris
by Chris Linssner
Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:53 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE

Do you not read what is written infront of you?
No it was not our idea alone. You cannot sit on the sidelines just shouting about but what should be done but you have to work within a group with all the
relevent parties involved.
by Chris Linssner
Fri Aug 02, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE

Aint no secret. WCF started a group to look at the training system and how to improve it for the future. possibly from your two inputs on FRC. we heard about it and wanted to be involved but got stonewalled. A little pissed off we decided to run on our own and got all that we thought should be invol...
by Chris Linssner
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: CPD availability?
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: CPD availability?

Did you ask me a question Cedric? I have no problem with CPD. I already do about three times as much as i need to do. We are a profession and as such need to behave responsibly towards this. If you are having trouble with finding a CPD venue then why not put one on for yourself. All it takes is a ha...
by Chris Linssner
Thu Aug 01, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE
Replies: 13
Views: 2373

Re: FARRIERY TRANING THE FUTURE

There you go again Peter. Insult after insult.

I take it you havent found any viable and solid alternative routes to the apprenticeship apart from Stuarts.
by Chris Linssner
Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:10 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter Everytime you attack BFBA with untruths i will respond. I think it is only fair to people who visit this site to get the other side of the story that is not wildly distorted. You keep on about all the other alternatives. Can you please list them here so they are available for all to see. Stuar...
by Chris Linssner
Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

I am not sure what you are on about Peter. Like it or not there are systems being put in place for apprentices to be started in February. It will not be 100% perfect and will need several years of tweaking to get right. Just because you dont like it doesnt make it wrong. Everytime you mention BFBA y...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter The survey results will be in the next forge mag that went to print monday. BFBA does act as independent and of course apprentices are still members enrolled as automatically. I meant they have no official support from the very bodies set up to support them. We offer support and advice as we a...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Jul 23, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter Even though you asked me to stand aside and only let "working" tradesmen sort out the training issues, which I took as a compliment because it meant you had no answers to the truth that i can ram down your computers throat. I have done as you asked until you come out more untruths re...
by Chris Linssner
Thu Jul 11, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter Two points. I totally agree that your descriptions of how the FO should work and that is spot on and was how i tried to operate as a FO. That was good thoughfull feedback and worth further discussion. Your second point that i should step aside has been taken on board. i tried to get sensible d...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Oh dear So nobody has any ideas on what the apprenticeship could be. I will start the ball rolling. Do we need field officers? The answer is yes. We need them because(mainly) the government needs to know that these students actually exist and they are not paying for students no longer on a course. N...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

All

Anyone know a farrier looking for a few days work over the next couple of weeks.
i am flat on my back with sciatica. Farriers lament.

Chris
by Chris Linssner
Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter I am not going down the tit for tat route with you. Read my previous postings and do not change them round to suit your way of thinking. I do not think we can not have a private only system. The colleges will not support this. They put a lot of money into having farriery in their colleges and ...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:45 am
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Cedric As far as we are concerned, nothing was in the pipeline other than i have stated above. The forum at the focus weekend is not a "formal briefing" as you state. it is open to farriers to get an update on what we will know so far and to have your say but dont come wasting time on what...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

There is no mystery Italian Stallion. The association has had dialogue with all necessary parties over the last three years to see what is available or possible within apprentice training. There aint no secret there and its been talked about. Who has been kept in the dark? We had a well documented t...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

Peter I feel sad and dismayed at the tone of your writing and i ask any farriers following this that there is another world out there. A world of responsible hard working people trying to do their best in what is a very difficult time for farriery training. Your last post is typical. Nobody gets a l...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Jul 01, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Are Frc for purpose
Replies: 126
Views: 13887

Re: Are Frc for purpose

I expect Fordy is the same as me, scratching his head and wondering what the hell you are on about.
I'm confused.
by Chris Linssner
Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:13 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Critical injury to newly qualified Farrier.
Replies: 2
Views: 1011

Re: Critical injury to newly qualified Farrier.

Terrible news. Do you know the surname of James?
by Chris Linssner
Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: W.C.F. questionnaire
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: W.C.F. questionnaire

Stuart Please look at the questions and answer all to the best of your intentions. If you have further comments use the space provided or send more on an email as invited to do. There is no mention of the NFTA. This is not a witch hunt. Did you not read the covering letter? If not then please do so ...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:57 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: FRC invite comments regarding is NFTAMB fit for purpose!!
Replies: 60
Views: 10944

John I do not think anyone likes the NVQ system but it is the only way to secure the government money. There was no way of stopping them without another form of funding, but from where. If you were there at the start, what were other options? I'm guessing none. The NVQ in place now is by far a much ...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Maybe the FRC owned FTA but it was FTA who hired me, paid me and organised me.
by Chris Linssner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Peter I worked as a field officer for the FTA as it was then. Nothing to do with the FRC. It is a requirement of the government funding that apprentices be seen every twelve weeks to check progress within the apprenticeship. This was squeezed to thirteen weeks, which is every quarter, and to save mo...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:42 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Peter Good point about the apprentices not working in the locality of their apprenticeship but i feel this applies to Race farriers mainly. Lots of horses but fewer customers. I think the contract of work which states that you cannot work within ten miles of your training farrier is not worth the pa...
by Chris Linssner
Wed Mar 30, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

EW Pre farrier courses are not run by NFTA. They are college courses set up by the colleges and run by the colleges. NFTA have no input as to how many people go on these courses. It is a case of bums on seats and the more they get through, the more they get paid. Can you also make a mental note to y...
by Chris Linssner
Mon Mar 28, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Peter I havent insulted you and I do think your off your trolley. Once again you miss the point completely regarding NVQ's. Do you understand exactly what they are and what they achieve. I have had to live with them for a long time now. You are not an ATF and you do not know the full workings of it....
by Chris Linssner
Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: Meetings FRC, 23rd March 2011. The first chapter!!
Replies: 30
Views: 4072

Peter. You are off your trolly with your latest suggestion that the NVQ is only there now to sustain a staffing level within the training hierarchy. Off your trolley. Your hatred of the NFTA betrays you. NVQ is not some form of NFTA training thrust down the throats of farriers. IT IS THE FURTHER TRA...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: president's address forge mag feb 2011
Replies: 114
Views: 15921

Peter Thank you for posting my views for consideration. I have to ask why you insist on using Racing farriers to argue your points. Of course they dont make shoes when the biggest part of their job is steel plate or ally's. That is just common sense. The point is that if you want to have an apprenti...
by Chris Linssner
Tue Mar 15, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: farriers discussion board
Topic: president's address forge mag feb 2011
Replies: 114
Views: 15921

Peter As you are my area rep here is my feedback for you to take to council. I want to keep shoemaking in the apprenticeship and thus the Diploma. I want to keep Business studies in the apprenticeship. I cannot even begin to think why you would want it removed. I also think they should do more. I wa...

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