Forestry is recognised as one of the most dangerous industries according to reports from the Health and Safety Executive. John Jones Training and Assessment Services can offer the following training and courses can be tailored to your company’s needs.

Used correctly, chainsaws and allied cutting equipment are very versatile tools with a variety of uses; aerial tree work is an essential part of arboricultural work. However, these activities are also potentially very dangerous. Serious accidents can, and do occur without proper training, or because operators have not kept their skills up to date.

Training is a legal requirement. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use. Anyone working in or on trees is expected to hold a recognised certificate of competence. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply.

Courses

CHAINSAW COURSES
All classes from basic maintenance through to large trees (CS30 - CS33) enquire for course duration.

DEALING WITH INDIVIDUAL & MULTI WINDBLOWN TREES CS34, CS35
contact us to discuss your requirements.

OPERATING CHAINSAWS
From a MEWP CS47 - 1 day providing MEWP Certificate is held.

TREE CLIMBING, AERIAL RESCUE & USING CHAINSAWS FROM A ROPE & HARNESS
(CS38, CS39)

TREE IDENTIFICATION
contact us to discuss your requirements.

WOODCHIPPERS USE & MAINTENANCE
1-2 days - contact us to discuss your requirements.

STUMP GRINDERS
1 day - contact us to discuss your requirements.

POLE SAWS
1 day - contact us to discuss your requirements.

SECTIONAL FELLING
contact us to discuss your requirements.

FORESTRY FIRST AID TRAINING
2 days - contact us to discuss your 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.