Machine Operation and Maintenance


  • Safe Use & Maintenance of All Tractor Mounted Attachments (from mowers, post knockers to balers etc.) - Duration depends on equipment selected.
  • Tractor / Machine Mounted Flail Arm / Hedge Cutter - 1-3 days
  • Tractor Maintenance - 2 days
  • Fork Lift Trucks – all types (including telescopic handlers) - 1-4 days
  • Equipment Safety Inspections - 1 day
  • Dumper Trucks Forward and Rear Tipping - 1-2 days
  • Forestry Machine Operator Training (forwarders, skidders, use of tractors for directional felling) - 1 day to 24 weeks
  • Safe Operation of Mobile Access Platforms - all types - Duration depending on numbers of machine types required.
  • Pedestrian Controlled Mowers - all types (rotary, flail etc.) - 1-3 days
  • Ride-on Mowers - all types - 1 day
  • Brushcutters, Strimmers and Clearing Saws - 1-2 days
  • Hand-Held Hedge Trimmers - 1 day
  • Small Engine Maintenance - 2 days
  • Land-Based Machinery Maintenance - 1-5 days
  • Oxy-Fuel Metal Cutting - 1-2 days
  • Arc Welding - 1-5 days
  • Oxy-Fuel Welding - 1-2 days
  • M.I.G. Welding - 1-5 days
  • Safe Mounting & Use of Abrasive Wheels Machines - 1-2 Days

Forestry and Arboriculture


  • Chainsaw courses all classes from basic maintenance through to large trees (CS30 - CS33) - Please enquire for course duration
  • Dealing with Individual and Multi Wind-blown Trees (CS34, CS35) - Please enquire for course duration
  • Operating Chainsaws from a MEWP CS47 providing MEWP Cert is held - 1 day providing MEWP Certificate is held
  • Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue and using chainsaws from a rope and harness (CS38, CS39)
  • Tree Identification
  • Woodchippers Use and Maintenance - 1-2 Days
  • Stump Grinders - 1 day
  • Pole Saws - 1 day
  • Sectional Felling
  • Forestry First Aid Training - 2 days

Driving Skills


  • ATVs - all types (Quads, multi-wheeled and tracked including loads and implements) - 1-2 days
  • Basic Trailer Handling on Road (includes legal aspects of towing) - 1 day
  • Basic Trailer Handling Off-Road - 1 day
  • 4 x 4 Professional Off-Road Driving - 1,2 or 3 days
  • Tractor Driving - all types (including track laying) 1-4 days
  • Tractor Driving on Slopes - 1-2 days
  • 180 Degree Excavator - all types - 1-10 days
  • 360 Excavator - all types - 1-10 days

Livestock


  • Basic Stockmanship and Welfare - 2-4 days
  • Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines - 1-2 days
  • Sheep Dip - 1-2 days
  • Transport of Livestock by Road – Short and Long
  • Sheep Shearing Level 2 and Level 3
  • Safe Handling of Livestock
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Pesticides Applications- PA1, PA2, PA6, and PA9 etc all applicator types covered. Each module-1 day per module
  • Vermin Control – Rabbits, Rats, Mice, Moles Grey Squirrels - 1-2 days
  • Boundary Maintenance – Drystone Walling, Fencing, Hedge Laying - 1-5 days per subject
  • Pollution – Fertiliser Applications, FYM, Slurry and other agricultural /land based waste management.- 2 days
  • Brushcutters, Strimmers and Clearing Saws - 1-2 days

Health and Safety


  • Manual Handling Operator - 1 day
  • Manual Handling – Risk Assessment - 1 day
  • COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health-Awareness and Risk Assessment - 1 day
  • Working at Heights
  • First Aid
  • Selecting and Purchasing new or Replacement Equipment inc. PUWER, LOLER, Supply of Goods Safety Regs etc. - 1 day
  • Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT ) - 4 hours
  • Use and Care of Small Hand Tools - 1 day
  • Transport – Managing Transport in the Work Place.
  • Safety in the Coupling of Semi and Drawbar Trailers with HGVs (Shunting Course)
  • Vehicle Inspections, Policies and Management (meeting VOSA requirements)

All courses can be delivered with outcomes leading to national and internationally recognised certification. Quality control is managed by the awarding bodies and all trainers and assessors attend regular updates and are monitored by the awarding bodies.

Alternatively courses can be tailored to suit company needs and issued with John Jones Training and Assessment Services certification which would identify the course content, duration of course and instructor name. All Instructors used for delivering John Jones Training and Assessment Services courses hold the appropriate awarding body qualifications.

The duration of courses vary according to experience of trainees, complexity of equipment and depth of knowledge/level required.

Awarding body registration charges vary according to course / qualifications undertaken and hence quotations can be given once the customer’s requirements have been agreed.

Courses are delivered where possible on the client’s premises, providing the site and the equipment meet the legal standards and criteria for delivering the course outcomes.