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Seasonal Equipment Training

Course Instructors:

 Scott Attwood     Bob Denison


       Dave Horne   Chris Ziemski

Tom Mathews

Peter Wynnyczuk

This one day in-house equipment training will teach attendees safe operating techniques for various types of equipment related to parks maintenance. Through a combination of in class theory and practical on equipment practice, attendees will learn how to safely operate and maintain their equipment. This a great training session for your seasonal students, temps and full time staff!

We can train up to a maximum of 40 staff on up to a maximum of six basic pieces of equipment (Blowers, Line trimmers, Push Mowers) in one day. 

This course will cover: 

  • Impact actions have on the environment
  • Best practices related to equipment operation, maintenance, safety and etiquette.
  • Pre and post use inspection
  • Operation of equipment
  • Transportation of equipment

This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

Want to host this session for your staff? 

For this session we require a classroom that has a projector and screen available. The classroom needs to be near a yard where your staff can practice using the requested pieces of equipment for the practical portion of this course. You must provide multiple pieces of all the requested equipment that your staff are to be trained on.

For more information, please send an email referencing the course title to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "Applicable examples and useful interactions of participation is had throughout the day"
  • "Instructors do a great job explaining and showing how to use the equipment"
  • "Gives enough background information about each piece of equipment to feel comfortable"
  • "The course really helped me today as a seasonal student  - I feel more confident in using the equipment"
  • "Great group of instructors - they all have a lot of experience and answer all of your questions"
  • "Enjoyed learning in a supportive environment"
  • "I learned so much! Our trainers were great and made me feel more confident"
  • "Everyone was interactive and fun! Thanks for coming to our location!"
  • "I encourage other municipalities to use this course to train their staff - what a fun and enjoyable way of learning each piece of equipment that you use throughout the season"
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