Our trainers are industry experts and will work with you to ensure you have the skills needed to operate safely. They have a wealth of experience as both operators and trainers.



Training Manager


With over 30 years working in the timber and vegetation industries as a trainer and assessor, Ben brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to PST.

Bringing together his experience in health, safety and auditing, Ben liaises with the power authorities to ensure our training materials meet their vegetation management rules while still complying with the training competency requirements, resulting in quality, up to date and useful information for you and your staff.


Ben is a qualified arborist and our expert chainsaw trainer, with a lifetime of industry experience; Ben previously owned and operated his own chainsaw training company, and now passes on his knowledge, skills and tips to PST students.


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Jeremy is a qualified trainer and experienced close approach industry operator and climber who is keen to share his knowledge with his trainees.

He has been in the utility vegetation management industry for more than 10 years, starting out as a groundline worker, he developed his skills and knowledge to become a close approach vegetation control operator for groundline, EWP and climbing work.


Jeremy is a qualified arborist who enjoys sharing his knowledge and interest in trees with his arboriculture students.  He has a passion for the safety of his students and he further fosters that in his afterhours work as an SES volunteer - Jeremy has been with the NSW SES Tamworth unit for 23 years and has held many positions, including SES trainer.

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