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CHAINSAW SAFETY AWARENESS TRAINING -TWO DAY
The Department of Labour requires that all Parks Professionals who use chainsaws on the job be trained in their safe operation.
This two (2) day seminar helps satisfy these requirements.
The course will cover:
Please note: chainsaws will be supplied for use for this training session
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE:
June 17 & 18, 2019
8:00am to 4:00pm
Riverview Park & Zoo
1230 Water Street
Peterborough, ON K9H 7G4
Outdoor Location: On site
Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, snacks and drinks (water etc..) both days.
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. (905-864-6182, ext. 6710) .
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE
June 19 & 20, 2019
Parks Maintenance Building ~ Riverside Park
259 North Park Street
Belleville, ON K8P 2Z2
JOIN US FOR THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS OF THE ONTARIO PARKS ASSOCIATION AND THE ONTARIO PARKS ASSOCIATION FOUNDATION!
When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019
Where: Meeting location to be advised
June 26 AGM Schedule:
10:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Parks Association
11:00 a.m. - Annual General Meeting of the Ontario Parks Association Foundation
12:00 p.m. - Lunch
Meeting Documents & Proposed Constitution & By-law Amendments:
Meeting documents - In advance of the AGM, please be sure to log in to the OPA website and visit the Annual General Meeting Documents page in the Members Only section where you will find the Minutes and audited financial statements for year ending December 31, 2017. These documents will be put forward at the AGM for approval so please ensure you review them prior to the meeting.
Notice of proposed amendments to the Constitution & By-laws of the Ontario Parks Association - Please log in to the OPA website and visit the Annual General Meeting Documents page in the Members Only section to view the proposed Constitution & By-laws amendments that will be put forward for approval at the AGM. If you have any questions/concerns about any of the proposed revisions please email Shelley at firstname.lastname@example.org in advance of the AGM.
This two day course is an introduction to understand professional trail development and how it relates to trail maintenance. You will receive instruction on how to observe, detect, document and mitigate potential risk resulting from poor trail design, construction and maintenance. This workshop combines in classroom theory and hands-on experiences. Participants will leave the course with a tool kit on how to create and implement a successful trail maintenance program. This course will cover all types of trails from natural surface single track to 3 metre wide crushed aggregate.
This course will cover:
OUTDOOR LOCATION: TBD
OPA Member: $403.80
Potential Member: $633.90
SPRAY PAD PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM
With the increasing demand for spray pads in communities are you prepared to deal with the choices (and possibly trade-offs) that will need to be made when dealing with the installation of this type of equipment? Once through or recirculated, type of features required, type of surface, materials, location, understanding the context of the Health Act, responsibilities of owners, and water treatment and testing, all these options, questions and the need for a basic understanding of operations come to light with the installation of a spray pad.
With these things in mind, Ontario Parks Association has developed a new spray pad operations course that will help prepare participants to be able to confidently respond to these questions and more. This session is the first of its kind in North America, and promises to be an exciting addition to the training program line up currently offered by OPA. This two day Spray Pad Practitioner program will include both theory and practical, with a visit to a local spray pad being part of the training.
Following is an overview of the items that will be addressed during this training:
Whether you are an operator, supervisor, manager, or health official, you will want to attend this exciting course to gain a stronger understanding of this increasingly popular equipment.
DATE: September 23 & 24, 2019
TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm
LOCATION: Town of Whitby
Exicon (formally Whitby Hydro)
100 Taunton Road East
Whitby, ON L1R 3L5
SPRAY PAD PRACTICAL SITE: McKinney Park (aka Folkstone Park) ~ 600 metres to the North of the classroom ~ Map from class room to park (10 minute walk)
Parking is available at the Town of Whitby Employee parking lot across the street 333 McKinney Drive ~ Map from Employee parking lot to Hydro Building
OPA Member Price: $403.80
Potential Member Price: $633.90
***Please wear closed toe shoes to the training session***
Please note that lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch, drinks and snacks for this session.
To attend this training please register online. Payment can be made online once an invoice has been sent from the office, via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing (905-864-6182, ext. 6710).
REGISTERED PLAYGROUND PRACTITIONER
The Ontario Parks Association (OPA) has developed the Registered Playground Practitioner Program to meet the needs of those involved and responsible for the hands-on inspections and maintenance of public playspaces and playground facilities.
Safe Play - A High Priority
The Ontario Parks Association places a high priority and commitment on the provision of safe play structures in our public spaces. We want to help ensure that they are safe and accessible. OPA also emphasizes the strong need to educate caregivers, supervisors and others about the benefits of positive and safe play experiences for our children.
What You Will Learn
Attending this course will teach you about significantly lowering the risk of injuries in play areas by providing a safe outdoor learning experience for all. This course uses the CAN/CSA-Z614-14, Children's Playspaces and Equipment, as a base document for the three independent sections of the course.
Intensive 4 1/2-Day Program
The Ontario Parks Association instructors include experts from the industry including an architect, liability expert, lawyer, representative of the CSA Standards Association and others to give in-depth training on the following topics and includes an on-site demonstration at a local playground structure:
Industrial Designer involved with the design of playground and recreation equipment since 1984. Involved with the writing of both the CSA playground standard and other international Standards. Executive member of IPA Canada (International Association for the Child's Right to Play). Playground Inspector since 2000.
Upon completion of the program and achievement of a passing grade in the written examinations the participant will be registered by the Ontario Parks Association as a Playground Practitioner and thereby qualified to inspect playgrounds.
The OPA Registered Playground Practitioner Program is recognized as a playground safety course for inspectors by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Attendees are required to purchase a copy of the new CSA Z614-14 Standard. The test at the end of the course is open book so attendees will need their own copy (sharing books is not permitted). Attendees can choose to either use the PDF version and bring it on their tablet or other electronic device (so long as they can turn off the use of internet / text messaging for the test as any use of outside sources is considered cheating and will not receive a passing grade) or the hard copy of the book. Books can be purchased at the CSA Online Shop
October 28th - November 1st, 2019 (Please note the Thursday of this training falls on Halloween)
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex ~ Ontario Loft
1914B Mt. Albert Road
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Practical location is within a 5 minute walk
The course will start promptly at 8:00am each day.
OPA Members: $1,268.00
PLEASE NOTE: meals are not provided at this training session. Attendees will be required to bring their own lunch, coffee and snacks.