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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:
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE
April 1 & 2, 2019
7:30am to 3:30pm
895 Ridgewood Drive
Woodstock, ON N4T 0A6
Outdoor Location (6 minute drive): Lion’s Trail entrance ~ 51 Bexley Street, Woodstock, ON N4S 5X7
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) .
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
( http://shop.csa.ca/en/canada/injury-prevention/cancsa-z614-14/invt/27019532014&bklist=icat,5,shop,publications,publicsafety,injuryprevention )
April 8, 2019 - April 12, 2019
Monday - Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Friday 8:00am - 3:00pm
Hespeler Memorial Arena ~ The Meeting Room
640 Ellis Road
Cambridge, ON N3C 4N1
PRACTICAL LOCATION ON SITE
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.
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN WORKSHOP
This one-day Irrigation Workshop has been designed specifically for our front line Parks staff, addressing irrigation issues as they pertain to parks and sports fields. The morning session will take place in-class, with the afternoon session consisting of outdoor demonstrations.
Topics that will be covered:
DATE: April 24, 2019
TIME: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Royal Distributing Athletic Performance Centre ~ Learning Room
7384 Wellington Rd. 30
Guelph, ON N1H 6J2
Outdoor location: On Site
OPA Member: $247.80 per person
Potential Member: $345.90 per person
Lunch is not provided at this workshop, please bring a bagged lunch. Please wear closed toe shoes to this workshop.
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:
Victoria Park Community Centre
355 Wellington St
Ingersoll, ON N5C 1T2
Outdoor location: On site
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.
May 6 & 7, 2019
Whitewater Region Municipal Office - Community Hall
44 Main Street
Cobden, ON K0J 1K0
Outdoor Location: TBD
Morgan Firestone Arena
385 Jerseyville Rd W
Ancaster, ON L9G 3L5
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 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: May 13 & 14, 2019
TIME: 8:30am - 4:30pm
LOCATION: City of Windsor
Gino and Liz Marcus Community Complex
1168 Drouillard Road
Windsor, ON N8Y 2R1
SPRAY PAD PRACTICAL SITE: Gary Dugal Park
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, 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).
Woolwich Memorial Centre ~ Community Centre
24 Snyder Ave. South
Elmira, ON N3B 1K8
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.
DATE: June 13 & 14, 2018
LOCATION: Town of Lincoln
Fleming Centre Beamsville - Meeting Room B
5020 Serena Drive
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B8
SPRAY PAD PRACTICAL SITE:
Hilary Bald Park Splash Pad
4485 Garden Gate Terrace
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B9
October 28th - November 1st, 2019 (Please note the Thursday of this training falls on Halloween)
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex ~ Ontario Loft
1914B Mt. Albert Road
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Practical location is within a 5 minute walk