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Parks Operations and maintenance 

Instructed by: 

Bob Denison


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 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 1 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

    Want to host this session? 

    For this session we require a classroom that can accommodate 20 people, has a projector & screen, a white board with means of writing tools, and an extension cord/power bar available for use. The classroom must be within walking distance of green space or field where grass cutting or other maintenance would be done so that attendees can do a practice inspection.

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