Equipment Handling Seminars

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.
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: $275.00
Non-member price: $528.00
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 11, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 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: Wednesday November 13, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 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 November 20, 2019 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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 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:seminars Essential Grounds Maintenance Practices, Fundamentals of Customer Service and Safety, Annuals and Perennials in Grounds Maintenance and Grounds Maintenance Turf,Pruning and General Standards.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 12
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Monday March 2, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LE008: New-Owner/ Operator Equipment seminar
This seminar is designed for the landscape contractor equipment operator and/or owner. Participants are instructed in safety, maintenance theory and practice as it relates to the most popular landscape contractor equipment.
Equipment instruction will include hand-held trimmers, chainsaws, concrete saws and other two-stroke machines, push mowers and large riding equipment, plate tampers and excavation equipment related to construction.
The first part of the day highlights professional equipment performance through safety and maintenance. There will be guidance on diagnosing failures and preventing downtime. This will move into managing the cost of equipment, life-cycles for different products and managing the expenses to maintain better profitability.
Personal protection equipment (PPE) will be required for the hands on portion.

LO member price: $137.50
Non-member price: $264.00
Maximum participants: 18
Location: Landscape Ontario, 7856 5th Line S., Milton
Instructor: Representative from, WPE Equipment
Date: Tuesday March 10, 2020 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
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