Equipment Handling Seminars
LM202: Maintenance and Safety of Tools and Equipment
Grounds Maintenance Week (GMW) Day 1:
This day will benefit new employees and is particularly suited for those with some grounds maintenance industry experience.
Items covered include:
*Engine maintenance and theory (i.e. lawn mowers, blowers, trimmers etc)
*Safety on operation and storage
*Difference between two and four cycle engines
*Service and maintenance of the equipment's main function
*Fuel, oil and lubricants
*Carburetor inspections and service techniques
*Discuss issues and myths of engines and their service requirements
Participants should come prepared for some hands-on learning. PPE (personal protection equipment), gloves, work boots, eyewear, ear protection, etc., should be brought.
Consider continuing with: LM203 Basic Landscape Maintenance Practices, LM201 Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety,LM204 Annuals and Perennials in Landscape Maintenance and LM205 Landscape Maintenance General Standards and Expectations

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Ryan Dalli, Jet X Power Sports
Date: Monday February 26, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS003-UP: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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-Matthews, 15 Terry Fox Dr. Kingston For Directions call 613-530-3741
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Tuesday March 13, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-DU: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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 Equipment Rental 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 14, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE004-DU: 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, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz Equipment Rental 411 Bloor West, Oshawa (905) 404-8411
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday March 15, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004-LN: 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 safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening 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 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 and 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: Fanshawe College, London Campus for directions call 519-452-4430
Instructor: Rick MacKinnon
Dates: Saturday March 17, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday March 18, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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: Tuesday March 20, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-GH: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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 Equipment Rental, 2418 Barton St. E., Hamilton (905) 545-2233 (for directions)
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Wednesday March 21, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-KW: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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-Matthews 500 Collier MacMillan Dr., Cambridge
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Thursday March 22, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LE004-LN: 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, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $150.00
Non-member price: $265.00
Maximum participants: 10
Location: Hertz-Matthews 26 Royce Crt. London for directions only call 519-649-7014
Instructor: Bruce Hannah, Hertz - Matthews
Date: Friday March 23, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 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, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
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)
Date: Monday March 26, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-B: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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: Tuesday March 27, 2018 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. During day one participants will cover chainsaw maintenance and the guidelines for safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening 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 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 and 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 Tree
Dates: Wednesday March 28, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday March 29, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-LN: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
NOTE: Participants will receive training certificates upon seminar completion.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $125.00
Non-member price: $240.00
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 29, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004-B: 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 safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening 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 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 and 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: Kevin Davis, Lakeside Tree Service
Dates: Monday April 2, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
LS003-C: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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 April 2, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 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, and hearing protection are mandatory for this seminar.
Note: Participants will receive training certificates upon successful completion of this seminar.
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: Tuesday April 3, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS003-D: 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 they will be operating.
PPE needed:Work boots and hearing protection 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 April 4, 2018 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
LS004-C: 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 safe operation. Day two will be hands-on learning, working on sharpening 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 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 and 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: Randy MacLean, Total Rescue
Dates: Thursday April 5, 2018 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday April 6, 2018 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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