John is a highly valued and longtime member of our training/consulting team. Whether he's training workers in Rigging and Hoisting at an OSB plant in Northern Saskatchewan, conducting Boom Truck training for hydro utilities in the Maritime's or as far afield as a Mexican gulf coast major LNG Terminal; training Spanish speaking workers on a variety of Crane Inspection and Operation curriculums. You would be hard pressed to find anyone with the depth of knowledge and proficiency of teaching that John possesses when it comes to Crane and Heavy Equipment Operation.Profile

12 years - Forestry Arborist Ontario Hydro
2 Years - Forestry Instructor Ontario Hydro
4 Years - Training Technician (Transport & Work Equipment) Ontario Hydro
10 Years - Vehicle & Equipment / Safety Instructor Ontario Hydro


Ontario Safety League: Small and Large Vehicle Defensive Driving

Ministry of Transportation: Class “A” and “D” Driver Training
“Z” Endorsement Training
MTO Signing Authority Qualifications
Transportation Dangerous Goods

Canada Safety Council: ATV Instructor
Forklift Operation and Safety

Ministry of Labour: WHMIS
Confined Space Training
Mobile Crane 0 to 8 Ton
Utility Traffic Control and TCP


  • Waylon Nagy, Enbridge Pipelines
    “John Pepper is a very good instructor, with lots of knowledge. He made it easy to follow while obtaining good information.”
  • Graham McTavish, Abitibi Consolidated
    "Very good, John kept the course interesting and flowing well."
  • Steven Diehl, Mosaic Potash Colonsay
    "Mr. Pepper was knowledgeable in cranes and the safe operation of these units."
  • Stuart Hallborg, Mosaic Potash Colonsay
    "The instructor, John Pepper is very good at what he does. The course was interesting and very informative. John took time to make sure everyone knew what they were doing."
  • Ron Redford, Abitibi Consolidated
    "John was easy to talk to and gave good examples. He explained everything clearly."
  • Kelly Zacharias, Meadow Lake OSB
    "John was a very good instructor, informative and easy to learn from. He challenged us instead of just talking."
  • David Whalen, Abitibi Consolidated
    "John knew his stuff and put on a great course."
  • Jeff McKinnon, Abitibi Consolidated
    "John was excellent and very easy to get along with."
  • Paul Doucette, Meadow Lake Mechanical Pulp
    "Excellent, very informative, easy going, conveys instruction very thoroughly and clearly."
  • David Brown, Enbridge Pipelines
    “The instructor, John Pepper ran a well instructed course. He made sure people understood the information and where to find it in our books.”