Equipment Handling Seminars
LS003: Skid-Steer Certification Training
A seminar for employers who want to ensure 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 he or she will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots, hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Monday August 28, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS030: Working at Heights Training Program
Employers must ensure that certain workers complete a Working at Heights training program as approved by the Ministry of Labour, this means green industry crews that may work jobs 10' or higher.
This program is for workers involved in construction who might fulfill mandatory requirements for fall protection, and will cover subjects on travel restraint, fall restriction, fall arrest, safety nets, work belts, guardrails, safety covers, barrier systems, ladders and other topics. The seminar is provided by an MOL approved trainer, and training cards are issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Note: The program is presented in English only, if any assistance is needed participants should indicate this prior to writing the test.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday August 29, 2017 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
LE004: Compact Excavator Safe Operator Training
For employers who want to ensure 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, hearing protection and hard hat are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion. Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday September 6, 2017 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS019: Fundamentals of Fall Protection
This seminar introduces workers to the essentials of fall protection in Ontario. The seminar reviews provincial laws and requirements, and covers topics such as ladder safety, guardrails, aerial equipment and more,
(All workers working at a height of 3m or 10ft require fall protection. Note: This is not the Working from Heights program). The program also instructs attendees in the proper usage and inspection of fall arrest equipment, and also provides hands-on exposure to the most common fall arrest equipment found on job sites in Ontario today.
Note: Participants are also required to bring personal protection equipment (PPE), including hardhat, hand, ear and eye protection and CSA work boots as they may be required during this seminar.
Note For new standard information, see horttrades.com/new-standard-information
Lunch not included.

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00 am - 1:00 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. During day one participants will cover Chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for its safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount that the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each Participant Will Need:
*Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks.
*CSA- approved work boots
*Chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold
*CSA hardhat in good condition
*Hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear)
*Leather gloves
*Plastic felling wedge
*Flat file
*Depth gauge tool
*Round file and holder (properly sized)
*Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
*Brush for cleaning
*Fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $188.00
Non-member price: $360.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Kyle Paton,Davey Trees
Dates: Thursday September 7, 2017 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday September 8, 2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS030: Working at Heights Training Program
Employers must ensure that certain workers complete a Working at Heights training program as approved by the Ministry of Labour, this means green industry crews that may work jobs 10' or higher.
This program is for workers involved in construction who might fulfill mandatory requirements for fall protection, and will cover subjects on travel restraint, fall restriction, fall arrest, safety nets, work belts, guardrails, safety covers, barrier systems, ladders and other topics. The seminar is provided by an MOL approved trainer, and training cards are issued by the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Note: The program is presented in English only, if any assistance is needed participants should indicate this prior to writing the test.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $200.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthew, 35 Claireville Dr. (Hwy.427 and Finch Ave.) Etobicoke (416) 679-4173 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday September 14, 2017 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
LS004-KW: 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. During day one participants will cover Chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for its safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on techniques and safe operation while cutting logs/limbs,etc.
Please note that the condition of the chainsaw is an important requirement for this training. For participants to effectively learn in a safe environment it is paramount that the chainsaw be in safe operating order. Saws that do not meet the requirements noted below will not be approved for use.
Each Participant Will Need:
*Chainsaw with functioning chain brake and rear trigger interlock. Wrap handle and rear handle must be free of structural cracks.
*CSA- approved work boots
*Chainsaw pants or chaps - 3000 feet per minute chain speed threshold
*CSA hardhat in good condition
*Hearing protection (muff style, or in-ear)
*Leather gloves
*Plastic felling wedge
*Flat file
*Depth gauge tool
*Round file and holder (properly sized)
*Chainsaw wrench (scrench)
*Brush for cleaning
*Fuel in a approved container and chain oil.
Lunch not included at Chapter locations or day two in Milton.

LO member price: $250.00
Non-member price: $480.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Allgreen Tree Service 155 Union St. Elmira for directions call 519-669-0857
Instructor: Mike Hayes, Allgreen Tree Services
Dates: Monday November 13, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 14, 2017 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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