Monthly Archives: October 2011

Mast and tower climbing

This course is given to anyone on base who has equipment at the top of a mast or tower. For me, this is mainly antennas and satellite dishes, but it also includes meteorological gear, science experiments etc, so a fairly … Continue reading

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Field course

With the conference and the first-aid training complete, all of the new recruits were loaded onto minibuses and shipped up to the Peak District for the field course for a more practical introduction to the kit and the techniques used … Continue reading

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BAS conference

There comes a point prior to the beginning of each new season when all of the BAS staff for that year have been recruited, and they send everyone off to Girton college, Cambridge, for the pre-deployment conference.┬áThe idea was to … Continue reading

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Air/ground radio training

With my due date for heading South creeping ever nearer, I was coming close to the end of my training period. However, the last technical training courses that I had to complete was also perhaps the most exciting. Prior to … Continue reading

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MEWP training

This one was sprung on me a little bit – an email came out of the blue from BAS HQ explaining that I had been booked onto a ‘Mobile Elevated Working Platform’ training course – a cherry-picker to you and … Continue reading

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