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LS003-A: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM008: New Age Weed and Pest Control in Turf
Turfgrass seed has taken on a new look, particularly in the area of water requirements. This seminar covers turf weed control options, non-selectives, insect control, as well as emerging trends in grass seed selection and pest control products. Participants will learn how best to deal with challenging turf conditions, and the economic impact of these choices. This seminar is ideal for owners or staff of lawn care and maintenance firms, or parks departments.
Note: IPM - 3.00 CEC's awarded
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Ken Pavely,Lawn Life Natural Turf Products
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LD039: Designing: Beautiful Landscapes and Bountiful Harvests
Urban environments challenge us with multi-function outdoor spaces. Clients are often looking to have the best of both worlds, a beautiful landscape, a leisure space and a bountiful harvest. In this seminar you will learn how to incorporate vegetables into the landscape, for both beauty and sustenance. We will start with the basic elements of landscape design and apply these to a vegetable palette. We will look at how growing requirements for vegetables differ from permanent plantings and how to successfully integrate the two. We will look at bed plantings, raised beds and simple container planting. Participants can expect to become familiar with the most ornamental varieties and where and how to obtain them.
Consider continuing with seminar For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-GH: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LG036: For the 'LOVE' of Vegetables
There is nothing better than a freshly picked vegetable from your own garden; you can't get any more local! In this seminar you will learn all you need to know to grow a variety of vegetables. Whether you have a large garden plot, a small space, raised beds or simply room for a few containers, you can grow your own food. In this seminar you will learn about soil preparation, planting for year-round harvest, companion planting, rotation, how to choose varieties and annual maintenance regimes.
A seminar for those who have an interest in starting or getting more from their vegetable garden.


LO member price: $63.45
Non-member price: $121.86
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Jodi Healy, Mohawk College
Date: Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LC061: Water Gardening in your Landscape Project
The seminar will provide insight into designing an implementing your next water feature project. Participants will gain a strong understanding of pumps,filtration systems and maintaining water quality, as well as the effect fish have on the water and how the nutrient and oxygen cycle affects water stability. A seminar for contractors, maintenance, designers and garden centre staff participants will leave knowing the materials needed to construct and install a wide range of water features including ponds, waterfalls and pondless fountains. Participants will also become familiar with installing natural ponds that require no pumps or filtration system.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Robert Pavlis
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004-KW: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge, for directions only,call 519-624-7940
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LA003: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
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Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Thursday March 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LM002: Improved Grounds Maintenance
This popular seminar is one you should always consider attending before starting your maintenance season.
The magic behind every outstanding landscape is found in attention to detail. Knowledge is the key to quality work. This seminar will unlock some of the theory and techniques needed to attain an eye-catching landscape. Learn how those who deliver superior results are not simply doing more of the same things everyone else does; they are doing things better. Explore the details and advanced techniques needed to deliver excellent landscape maintenance in today's changing landscape world

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 40
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jeff McMann NPD,ISA,CLT Mount Pleasant Group
Date: Friday March 22, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS026: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
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This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year; annual CPR certification is recommended.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LA003-B: Introduction to Tree and Shrub Pruning
Pruning is among the most effective method for landscape professionals to improve the form, growth and health of trees and shrubs. This seminar includes both classroom and hands-on instruction outdoors to develop skill and confidence in pruning basics. Participants learn the what, where, why and how of successful pruning for trees and shrubs. The seminar focuses on pruning of young trees and shrubs to develop good structure, aesthetics and health.
Outdoor hands-on instruction:
Participants should dress for the weather, and bring PPE (personal protection equipment): gloves, CSA- approved footwear, eyewear, etc., and hand secateurs.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 15
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Drew Christie, Ground Covers Unlimited
Date: Monday March 25, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS007: Standard First Aid with Level C CPR and AED certification
This two-day practical first aid course meets WSIB requirements and prepares participants to administer first aid for common landscape injuries. Every landscape crew must have one person with first aid training to assist injured workers. Participants should bring a blanket.
Topics covered included;
* Musculoskeletal Injuries
* Spinal precautions
* Soft tissue injuries (bruises, burns, and frostbite, etc)
* Heat and cold temperature emergencies
* Poisons.
* One rescuer adult/child/baby CPR
* Two rescuer adult/child CPR
* Adult/child/baby choking
* Barrier devices/pocket masks
* AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training

LO member price: $143.00
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Dates: Tuesday March 26, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday March 27, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
Sold Out!
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM006: IPM in the Woody Landscape
For arborists, landscape, parks and garden maintenance workers and garden centre employees who want to know more about pest management. This well-received seminar will cover the most common diseases, insects and mites that affect trees and shrubs in Ontario.
It will train you to look for harmful pests, and how to identify environmental and physiological disorders that are often the underlying cause.
This seminar includes in-depth knowledge on pest identification, with emphasis on early detection and the timing for best results to keep woody plants healthy.
Feel free to bring your pest problems to this seminar. You will leave with answers, better problem solving skills and so much more.
Note: IPM -5.67 CEC's awarded

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Jennifer Llewellyn,OMAFRA
Date: Tuesday March 26, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
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A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 5
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Kyle Paton,Davey Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-LN: Skid-Steer Certification Training
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A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Huron Tractor 37 Elgin Rd (Hwy 2 or Dundas St E & Elgin Rd) Thamesford (519) 285 3845
Instructor: Representative from Martin's Lift Truck Service
Date: Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
Sold Out!
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Kyle Paton,Davey Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS023: WHMIS 2015 GHS
By law, all workers must receive Workplace Hazardous Material Information System (WHMIS) training every year under the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
During this session participants will learn current guidelines featuring the new safety data sheet formatting and labeling. The new approach to identification of categories, physical and environmental hazards will be presented,along with an in-depth overview of workplace chemicals and specifics related to: classifications - including pictograms which replace the former symbols related to labels and hazard class, identification and storage/use.
Participants will come away able to identify and apply key responsibilities keeping them current in their work environment.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $49.50
Non-member price: $71.50
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Thursday March 28, 2019 9:00 am - 10:30 am
LS026-B: Emergency 1st Aid, CPR C & AED Certification
This one-day seminar designed to give participants a general overview of first aid. Participants will learn how to think and react in an emergency until medical help arrives. This seminar is suitable for those working as first responders in their workplace.
Topics covered include:
*Preventing of disease transmission
*Airway and breathing emergencies
*CPR for adults and children
*Cardiovascular emergencies/strokes
*Spinal precaution
*Managing bleeds
*Shock
*Fainting and more
*AED (Automated External Defibrillator) training
First Aid is valid for three years, AED Certification one year; annual CPR certification is recommended.

LO member price: $110.00
Non-member price: $236.50
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Representative from SAJE VitalSigns
Date: Friday March 29, 2019 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
LBM106: Leading Your Team to Succeed
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As a business owner, operations manager or supervisor, are you tired of 'winging' leadership? Studies show people are your greatest asset, but what if they are not responding the way you want? Set up your people to succeed by attending this seminar to learn:
* How to create expectations your staff can deliver
* Develop effective supervisory and training skills to help people succeed
* Communicate in a manner that your staff will respond to and flourish
Bringing years of successful management and leadership techniques that have already been implemented by many satisfied landscape firms Andrew will help participants become better bosses.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Andrew Wall, Sandler Training
Date: Friday March 29, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 8
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Kevin Davis, Lakeside Tree Service
Dates: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
Sold Out!
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Kevin Davis, Lakeside Tree Service
Dates: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LI003: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI015: Fundamentals of Irrigation Design
An introductory, hands-on seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system with water efficiency in mind. This seminar is an excellent introductory class for residential and commercial contractors. You will leave with a knowledge of irrigation design fundamentals, how to creat a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.
Each participant will need: An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites:
LI003 or a good irrigation background in this area

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 2, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI007: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Learn about scheduling and how to program a system to deliver the necessary water. What are the controller models on the market and what are their features and benefits? Smart ET controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on. After attending this seminar you will be comfortable with programming basic schedules on various makes and models of irrigation controllers. This seminar is good for all levels - especially those who want to schedule controllers from many different manufacturers.
NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.
PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
TM011: Turf Management- A Holistic Approach
Benefiting new employees and those with basic turf management experience, this seminar will discuss turfgrass biology and key physiological processes,such as photosynthesis, respiration and transpiration. The instructor will discuss selecting appropriate turfgrass species; mowing and optimum mowing height; thatch and compaction management (e.g. coring, spiking, topdressing and dethatching) along with plant nutrition and irrigation management.
NOTE: IPM - 5.67 CECs awarded

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Home2Suites by Hilton 8490 Parkhill Dr., Milton for directions only call 289-878-3800
Instructor: Derrick Hawley P.Ag
Date: Wednesday April 3, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI006: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* Learn methods utilizing repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes
* Application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS004: Chainsaw Training
To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 9
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Dates: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 5, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS004-C: Chainsaw Training
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To ensure the safety of landscapers using chainsaws, the MOL requires training on safe chainsaw operation by a competent instructor. This two-day seminar satisfies that requirement.
Day 1 will cover:
*Safety
*Operation
*Maintenance
Day 2 will cover:
*Hands on
*Sharpening
*Cutting/bucking limbs/logs
PLEASE NOTE: THE CONDITION OF THE CHAINSAW IS AN IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT FOR THIS TRAINING. FOR PARTICIPANTS TO EFFECTIVELY LEARN IN A SAFE ENVIRONMENT, THEIR CHAINSAW MUST BE IN SAFE OPERATIONAL ORDER. SAWS THAT DO NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS NOTED BELOW WILL NOT BE APPROVED FOR USE.
-FUNCTIONING CHAIN BRAKE AND REAR TRIGGER INTERLOCK
-FRONT HANDLE AND REAR HANDLE MUST BE FREE OF STRUCTURAL CRACKS
-NO FUEL LEAKS PRESENT
-CHAIN CATCHER TAB/PIN IS PRESENT AND INTACT
Each participant will require:
Chainsaw
CSA approved work boots
CSA approved hardhat in good condition
CSA approved safety eye wear
Chainsaw pants or chaps approved for use in Ontario
Hearing protection (muff style or in-ear)
Leather gloves, flat file, depth gauge tool, round file, file holder
Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
Fuel and chain oil in appropriate containers
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.93
Non-member price: $385.89
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Representative from Total Rescue
Dates: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 5, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LI006-B: Irrigation Component Repair and Troubleshooting
This seminar is for both new and experienced irrigation personnel, covering the most common problems and how you can analyze them on the job.
Participants will learn:
* Hands-on how to cut and clamp poly pipe
* Proper method for PVC pipe priming and gluing
* Methods and approaches to solve common problems
* Learn methods utilizing repair couplings and telescopic devices for quick fixes
* Application for preventing connection leaks
* Copper pipe soldering steps for small freeze breaks
* Tools needed in your truck,spare parts and other helpful items
* How to repair or replace a component that is malfunctioning
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday April 5, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI003-B: ABC's of Irrigation
This hands-on seminar provides an introduction to irrigation systems for landscape applications. Emphasis is placed on irrigation components, what they look like, how they work and how parts go together to create a system. This seminar is a good foundation for all the irrigation seminars. After attending this seminar, you'll know about low volume components and their water-efficient uses and irrigation controllers and their Smart ET water management capabilities. New employees and those who want to learn about irrigation and irrigation products will benefit from this seminar.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 8, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI015-B: Fundamentals of Irrigation Design
An introductory, hands-on seminar for those who want to learn how to design an irrigation system with water efficiency in mind. This seminar is an excellent introductory class for residential and commercial contractors. You will leave with a knowledge of irrigation design fundamentals, how to creat a simple irrigation system design, spray and rotor sprinkler head layout techniques and how to design an efficient system.
Each participant will need: An engineer's scale ruler, mechanical pencil and calculator.
Recommended prerequisites:
LI003 or a good irrigation background in this area

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Tuesday April 9, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI005: Installation Steps & Practices
An irrigation project has been designed and you are installing the job: How do you plan the installation? What steps are involved in using correct practices? What equipment, tools, products and accessories are needed? What are some of the basic installation tips in approaching the project? What work order is most efficient and which records should be kept? This seminar is ideal for those inexperienced in irrigation field installation.
After attending participants will:
* Know how to approach irrigation installation and the steps to ensure a smooth installation.
* Have hands-on experience with PVC and poly pipe.
* Have experience working with irrigation equipment, tools, products and accessories to create a working system.
Note: Bring along your PVC and poly hand tools if you have them and dress for outside learning.
PPE required : CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites:
seminars LI003, LI015 or a good irrigation background in this area.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Wednesday April 10, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI007-B: Controllers, Sensors & Scheduling
Learn about scheduling and how to program a system to deliver the necessary water. What are the controller models on the market and what are their features and benefits? Smart ET controllers will be demonstrated and available to be worked on. After attending this seminar you will be comfortable with programming basic schedules on various makes and models of irrigation controllers. This seminar is good for all levels - especially those who want to schedule controllers from many different manufacturers.
NOTE: A portion of the day may include presentations by leading manufacturers who will demonstrate the latest developments in controllers.
PPE required: CSA approved footwear and eyewear.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003 or a good irrigation background

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday April 11, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI020: Electrical Troubleshooting for Irrigation Systems
Have you ever been called to a site to investigate why the irrigation system is not starting up? This hands-on seminar will cover what you need to know and the equipment needed to get things working.
Participants will learn:
*To troubleshoot an irrigation system from the controller without going outside, until you are 90 percent certain what the problem is.
*Test power sources, power wires, field wires, solenoids and batteries.
*What resistance readings can tell you about the health of the irrigation system.
*Locate buried wires to find hidden valves.
This seminar will save hours on site, allowing you to be more efficient at troubleshooting AC and DC power sources.
Note: Participants should bring along a multimeter for testing wiring . After attending this seminar you will know about volt/ohm meters, irrigation equipment electrical requirements and how to test many devices.
Recommended prerequisites: LI003, LI005, LI006, LI007 or a good irrigation background.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Friday April 12, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LI010: Certified Irrigation Technician Prep Seminar (CIT)
This seminar will help prepare individuals wishing to take the Irrigation Association's CIT exam, though it is not a substitute for studying the reference material.
Workbook:Participants will need to purchase a workbook from irrigation.org, review prior and bring to the seminar.
What's covered: This two-day CIT prep seminar focuses on hands-on work,while preparing you to sit for the written exam. Participants should be proficient irrigation installers or service staffers who wish to prepare for new responsibilities, projects or employment opportunities. Begin your path to certification as a professional irrigator today and reap the benefits.
The CIT program is based on a comprehensive job analysis to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to succeed as an irrigation technician.
Note:
Throughout the two days, you may be asked to complete hands-on work, so please dress accordingly.
Exam: For those wishing to write their exam contact the Irrigation Association (IA) at least 30 days prior to the exam, irrigation.org.
Exam location: Visit irrigation.org and click on Register for Exams under the Certification menu

LO member price: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Dates: Monday April 15, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 16, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to undertake due diligence and for individuals who want to learn how to operate a skid steer safely and correctly. Instruction will include basic operator safety, inspection, and equipment features in accordance with applicable OHSA and regulations and equipment manufacturers' guidance. Each participant will undergo classroom evaluation in a simulated jobsite environment.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the training, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE required:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificate upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Tuesday April 16, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LI031: IA Certification Exam Day-Participants must register/pay the IA
Held at Landscape Ontario in Milton, for participants wishing to write their CIT exam.
NOT FREE - Interested participants can register at -
Visit http://store.irrigation.org/events/registration.aspx?event=CON2APR19 to register.
Important: Any questions regarding the exam please contact the Irrigation Association directly www.irrigation.org.
Online registration closes April 3 2019. Participants must register and pay fee's to the Irrigation Association (IA) by this date to avoid a late fee. Participants registering after April 3rd need to complete the attached exam registration form. A $25 late fee will apply.

LO member price: $0.00
Non-member price: $0.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, 7856 5th Line S., Milton (Greenhouse)
Date: Wednesday April 17, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to undertake due diligence. This seminar covers the fundamentals of daily maintenance, machine controls, safe operating practices/techniques and legal considerations for compact excavators found on many job-sites. In addition to class time, participants will be given the opportunity to operate and demonstrate proficiency on a compact excavator in a simulated job-site environment.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator, even after completing the seminar, to review the specific device they will be operating.
PPE needed: Work boots, and hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $165.00
Non-member price: $291.50
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Herc Rentals, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Herc Rentals
Date: Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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