Parks Oriented Chainsaw Safety 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:
PARTICIPANTS MUST HAVE PROPER PPE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS COURSE
Class E Type 2 helmet, hearing protection, gloves, eye protection, safety shoes, full leg chaps or ballistic pants.
February 28 & March 1, 2017
7:30am to 4:00pm
The location of the woodlot/trail is off of Charlotte Street. The closest address is 602 Charlotte Street.
The practical location is approx 4 minutes away from the classroom site.
Lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch 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, 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, respresentative 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:
Principal Instructor Peter Kells
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 examination(s) the participant will be registered by the Ontario Parks Association as a "Playground Practitioner" and is 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/z614-14/invt/27019532014 )
OPA Members - $1,243.00
Non-Members - $1,469.00
**Registration will close March 3rd, 2017**
March 20th - 24th, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm
The course will start promptly at 8:00am
Iroquois Park Sports Complex
500 Victoria Street West,
Whitby, ON L1N 9G4
Monday Classroom - Large Mezzanine Boardroom
Tuesday - Friday Classroom - Whitney Hall
The playground is just outside the complex.
Please note: meals are not provided at this training session. Attendees will be required to bring or buy their own lunch, coffee and snacks.
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:
Date: April 26, 2017
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Cobourg Community Center
750 D'Arcy St
Cobourg, ON K9A 0G1
OPA Member: $242.95
Potential Member: $339.00
ELOPA Member: $242.95
**Lunch is not provided at this session please bring a bagged lunch**
Date: May 10, 2017
70 Division Street
Guelph, Ontario N1H 4R5
Outdoor Portion: Hastings Stadium (adjacent to the arena)
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:
Upon successful completion of this program participants will receive a certificate indicating that they have received basic operations awareness training as it pertains to spray pads.
Our instructor Scott Bowron brings to this course his extensive knowledge and expertise - with over 34 years in the industry and certification as a CPOI (Certified Pool Operator Instructor).
Whether you are an operator, supervisor, manager, or health official, you will want to attend this exciting new course to gain a stronger understanding of this increasingly popular equipment.
Date: May 10 & 11, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Woodstock District Community Complex
381 Finkle Street
Woodstock, ON N4V 1A3
***Please wear closed toe shoes to the training session***
OPA Member Price: $395.50
Potential Member Price: $525.50
Please note that lunch is NOT provided at this location – please bring a lunch 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).
Managing and Maintaining Your Sports Turf Infrastructure
A comprehensive three (3) day training and development program providing participants with current and evolving information and practices related to providing safe, quality public outdoor sports facilities.
Day 1 - Introductions; Participant Expectations; Course Overview; Today's Challenges, Issues and Trends; Benefits of Grass and Sportsturf; Soil Types, Function and Drainage
Day 2 - Review of Day 1; Characteristics and Selection of Grasses; Fertilizers and Nutrient Management; Cultural and Maintenance Best Practices; Plant Health Care; Irrigation and Wise Water Management; New Field Construction and/or Major Renovation
Day 3 - Review of Day 2; Overview of Common Outdoor Sports Facilities, including natural grass and artificial surfaces, lighting, etc; Weather and Outdoor Sports; Risk Management; Maintenance Equipment; Final Review; Course Test
Date: May 15 - 17, 2017
Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Barrie Operations Center
165 Ferndale Dr, North
Barrie, ON L4N 9V9
OPA Members: $593.25
Potential OPA Members: $932.25
Registration closes on April 25, 2016
Please Note: Lunch will not be provided for this training session.
Trails Specialist Workshop
The two day workshop has been designed by professionals for all levels of trail builders and enthusiasts. You will receive instruction on how to observe, detect and document potential risk resulting from poor trail design, construction and maintenance. This workshop combines in classroom theory and hands-on experiences. Participants will come away with a valuable Trails Manual and will complete a written test on key elements of the course.
OPA Member: $395.50
Potential Member: $621.50
Date: June 5 & 6, 2017
East Gwillimbury Sports Complex ( Canada Hall A)
1914B Mount Albert Road
Sharon, ON L0G 1V0
Holland Community Centre (HLCC)
19513 Younge Street
Holland Landing, ON L9N 1L8
See Map (approx. 9 mins away)
Date: June 7, 2017
Rotary Park - Chatham Minor Ball Office and Learning Centre
30 Tweedsmuir Ave
Chatham, ON N7M 2A4
OPA Member: $242.95
Potential Member: $339.00
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