THE creation of a chainsaw competency system through the FISA Chainsaw Working Group and the recent launch of the Safe Forestry app have been subjects of intense debate and discussion within the UK's forestry contracting community over the last year.

Calum Duffy of Duffy Skylining has played a significant role in the development of both, meeting with enthusiasm and criticism in equal measure from the industry.

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In the first APF Virtual Blog, a new video series covering topics of importance to the sector in the months leading up to APF 2022, John McNee, editor of Forestry Journal, met up with Calum to hear his story, dispel some myths and answer your questions.