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Upcoming events

    • 21 Nov 2017
    • 7:30 AM
    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 3:30 PM
    • Downsview HUB ~ 70 Canuck Ave, Toronto, M3K 2C5
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    PARKS ORIENTED 2 DAY CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING


    The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.

     

    This two day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.

     

    The course will cover:

    • Safety Regulations and PPE
    • Identify and inspect all chainsaw safety components
    • Inspection and adjustment of a chainsaw
    • Starting and stopping techniques
    • Safe handling of a chainsaw
    • Woodlot assessment and hazards
    • Felling techniques for trees greater then 5" dbh
    • Bucking and Limbing
    • Pole saw and cutting attachments
    • Competence test

    **PLEASE NOTE**

    PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE:

    Class E Type 2 helmet, hearing protection, gloves, eye protection, safety boots, full leg chaps or ballistic pants.


    Date:

    November 21 & 22, 2017


    Time:

    7:30am to 3:30pm



    Location:

    Downsview HUB
    70 Canuck Ave  ~ 1st Floor
    Toronto, ON M3K 2C5


    Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch both days.


    • 09 May 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Township of Severn - Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds ~ 30 Michael Anne Drive Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0
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    BALL DIAMOND MAINTENANCE AND BEST PRACTICES WORKSHOP

    Ball Diamond maintenance is a regular, necessary and costly procedure. Whether using stone dust, a mixture of clay, sand, original materials or the new diamond conditioners, amendments and materials, a similar process must be used. They all require regular grooming and good maintenance practices. This program will illustrate best practices and maintenance standards to your front line staff. A reasonable standard of maintenance is now a necessity because of risk management principles that indicate all diamonds should be maintained to a standard and level of acceptance equivalent to the municipalities around you. In the case of an incident, or an injury, that is what the lawyers are now using as a bench mark for a "standard of care".

    This course will cover:

    • Fundamentals of General Field Maintenance
    • Pitchers Mound Maintenance
    • A Front Line Worker's Role
    • Ball Diamond / Fields Checklist for Risk Management Objectives
    • Striping, Lining and Logos
    • Irrigation and Drainage on Infields
    • Dragging, Infield Grooming Practices and Equipment

    Date: Wednesday May 9, 2018

    Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

    Location:

    Coldwater Arena and Fairgrounds (In -Class: Community Hall in the arena)
    Township of Severn
    30 Michael Anne Drive 
    Coldwater, ON L0K 1E0

    Outdoor demonstration to take place at the Fairgrounds next door.

    OPA Member Price: $247.80
    Potential Member Price: $345.90

    **Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**

    Register online, payment can be made via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

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