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First Aid Training

Your trainer will be John Owen. John has participated in many First Aid courses over his years in the outdoor industry and in teaching but the hardest he has ever completed have been more recently since he has become a member of a Scottish Mountain Rescue Team. Apart from the usual outdoor instructor two day qualifications, he also has a Casualty Care qualification, underwritten by the Independent Scottish Mountain Rescue organisation, and he is an Emergency Medical Technician too, a qualification gained through his involvement in Mountain Rescue. He is a Chemistry teacher by training and, having risen to the dizzy heights of being a headmaster, he now runs his own company called The Outdoor Training Company. He is still registered with the General Teaching Council of Scotland as well as being registered as a ski instructor, International Mountain Leader and a canoe and kayak coach. He currently delivers SQA First Aid training for a local council and has invariably received good feedback from his courses. He is delighted to be involved with JRS Training and Assessment providing relevant and enjoyable courses that are designed to give participants the confidence to get involved should they be confronted with an incident. He looks forward to meeting you!

Construction Health and Safety

Your trainer/assessor will be James Owen. James has over 10 years experience within the Rail/ Construction industry beginning his career as trackman, then working his way through to managerial positions for companies including Balfour Beatty, J.Murphy and Sons, Dyer and Butler, Amey and Network Rail gaining vital knowledge and experience of the operational railway from a hand on prospective. Having reached supervisory and management positions and proven his ability to be able to lead work groups, deliver works safely, on time and on budget. James decided to study health and safety to develop his knowledge and skills, and in doing so, Safety very soon became a passion of his.

James has managed portfolios of work in excess £70.000.000 from Bridge demolition and construction, tunnel construction, embankment stabilisation, track renewals, large drainage schemes, council and rail frame works, London underground projects, platform extensions and received awards for his outstanding performance in Health and Safety.

James is passionate about sharing knowledge with one another, learning from candidates, industry professionals as well as training and assessing. James is able to assess and train a wide range disciplines within the Rail sector, covering all track safety critical roles in addition to Construction management NVQ’s and IOSH courses.

The team look forward to meeting you and making your learner experience as enjoyable as possible whilst studying with JRS Training and Assessment.