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Re: Hidden defects

Subject: Re: Hidden defects
From: AV Arboriculture
Date: Jul 27 2020 14:39:37
David,

I have explained many times before that I am not risk-averse, and nothing I 
have said in this thread should have given you cause to think so; please stop 
trying to give me that label.  This seems to me like yet another example of 
your obfuscating the issue when you are faced with something you can't 
competently respond to.

Mike Charkow 
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----- Original Message -----
From: "David Evans" <david@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.com>
To: "uktc" <uktc@xxxxxx.tree-care.info>
Sent: Monday, 27 July, 2020 15:16:41
Subject: RE: Hidden defects

<<I'm not sure that there's much need for a discussion on semantics.  To my 
mind our job is to look at a tree carefully (inspection) and assess any 
potential defects or symptoms of defects (assessment) to quantify - to the 
best of our ability - the risk.  It's all part of the same process.  However, 
we do need to find the potential defects in order to be able to assess them.>>

I'm sure there's absolutely nothing I agree with here.

Thanks.  It's been a useful further exploration of what I think is 
risk-averse, hazard-driven thinking that often comes with managing secondary 
risk (the risk of a claim against the 'inspector') with hindsight bias.  
Rather than managing the primary risk (from tree failure) which the duty 
holder is responsible for.  It demonstrates why the duty holder having a 
strategy that tells us what 'our job is', is so important.

Cheers

Acer Ventura




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