Manual handling instructor

Mick Jones: MKD Health & Safety Training Services

Manual Handling Instructor Kilkenny 

Based in Kilkenny City and delivering training courses since 2015.

Mick spent 35+ years in Pipeline Construction before becoming a Health & Safety Instructor, along with a year as a lecturer in the Manchester School of Sound Recording and a part-time teacher of music technology, sound production and IT for many years.
Employment including: Side Boom Operator, Fabricator, Foreman and  Supervisor, with work experience in many
countries including Denmark, Germany, Ireland, UK, Australia, Thailand and the USA.

Relevant Qualifications:

  • Manual Handling Instructor (QQI level 6)
  • Fire Safety Instructor
  • Abrasive Wheels Instructor
  • CFR Instructor (community level) PHECC
  • FAR Instructor PHECC
  • Working at Height Instructor
  • Harness & Lanyard Inspector
  • IOSH Managing Safely for Construction Managers
  • Diploma in Safety & Health at Work
  • Diploma in Project Management
  • Cert 111 Civil Plant Operations


Cardiac First Responder  (2017)
Occupational First Aid (2016)
Safe Pass (2015)
Abrasive Wheels (2015)
Fire Safety (2015)
Manual Handling (2015)
Non-Slew Crane (2013)
Excavator (2013)
Dozer (2013)
Side Boom (2012)


As a freelance instructor Mick Jones delivers courses to

  • Clare County Council
  • Blackwater Community School, Lismore
  • Bouygues
  • Donegal County Council
  • Dublin Zoo
  • ESB
  • Electric Ireland
  • Galway County Council
  • Gala Kings, Gorey
  • Heighton Buckley, Letterkenny
  • Kildare County Council
  • Langton House Hotel
  • Northside Partnership, Coolock
  • Noreside Centre, Kilkenny
  • Nano Nagle, Carrick-on-Suir
  • P&G
  • Petrochem, Kilkenny
  • Shaws, Portlaoise
  • Tullamore Court Hotel

and many other clients


I attended courses run by Mick Jones in Manual Handling and Cardiac First Responder in Kilkenny in early 2017.

I have to say that I found Mick to be a very competent, personable and engaging instructor and tutor and found that he has a very warm and friendly touch to his teaching that made his classes and instruction enjoyable experiences.  I would have no hesitation in recommending attending or taking his courses.
Bill Kirwan
Education Officer
Noreside Resource Centre