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Parks Operations & Maintenance

  • 20 Apr 2020
  • 8:00 AM
  • 21 Apr 2020
  • 4:30 PM
  • Township of West Lincoln ~ West Lincoln Arena & Community Centre - 177 West Street Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
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Working safely in a parks environment requires a comprehensive understanding of the tasks at hand and the equipment designed to effectively and efficiently perform the work. Today’s parks and open space practitioners must be able to function in various capacities. 

This two day course is designed to help enhance the competencies of both new employees and seasoned employees, while setting the right foundation blocks for those being introduced to the world of green space maintenance and management. Participants will be introduced to industry best practices, equipment, health and safety in the workplace and liability of the employee or municipality. Participants will also practice documentation and learn legislative requirements for protecting the municipality.

This course will cover:

  • Legislation (OH&S, Bill C-45, WHMIS)
  • Personal Safety (potential hazards, PPE)
  • Accident Investigation & Documentation
  • Invasive Species
  • Best Practices
  • Equipment Types & Operation
  • CVOR
  • Fuel Handling

This course is worth 2 credits towards the Parks Practitioner Designation Program.

Date: April 20 & 21, 2020

Time: 8:00am to 4:30pm

Location: Township of West LincolnWest Lincoln Arena & Community Centre177 West Street, Smithville, ON L0R 2A0

Course Cost: 
OPA Member Rate: $416.00
Potential Member Rate: $653.00


Please ensure CSA approved safety boots are worn to this course.

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