Irrigation Seminars
LBM086: Your Company's Pulse: Use your Balance Sheet to determine its Beat
From one of the profession's leading firms; Nathan will speak first-hand on how he approached learning his company numbers, and improved his relationship with his financial lender.
Benefit to attending:
*More financial control of your company
*Clearer understanding of your balance sheet
*Knowing which ratios to focus on to improve financial health
*Learn how to be confident with meeting your banker
Important:
Participants will need to bring their financial statements from the last three years to maximize the value of this seminar. Attendees will come away knowing how to view their business, know their financial pulse before their banker does, strategies to manage a positive cash flow, how to improve their net worth, when to buy, lease or rent equipment and how much cash flow should be left in their business. A jam-packed day you won't want to miss. This seminar is for owners and managers of both new and established maintenance, construction, irrigation and snow management firms.
Testimonials
Very helpful learned some very key points
Jim Edmonds the Gardener Landscaping
Finally was able to understand a balance sheet in a simple manner
Justin Siemens JC Landscaping Inc.

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: Nathan Helder, Gelderman Landscape Services
Date: Thursday February 21, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LG009: Legal Obligations of the Landscape Employer
As an employer, you have a number of legal obligations: some imposed by statute, some by contract and some by the courts. Do you understand your legal obligations as an employer? This seminar will provide an update on a variety of employment issues, including:
Understanding legislation:
* The Employment Standards Act and why employment contracts are important
* Part time vs. full time vs. salaried; is there a difference?
* Vacation time, vacation pay, overtime pay, hours of work and breaks
Ontario Human Rights Code:
* Discrimination and harassment
* Attendance
* Accommodation
Workplace Safety and Insurance Act:
* Premiums
* Reporting
* Claims management
Occupational Health and Safety Act:
* Subcontractor considerations
* Due diligence
Dealing with workplace accidents:
* Reporting
* Ministry of Labour
* Investigation
* Potential charges
* Potential defenses
NOTE: This is an interactive seminar geared towards supervisors, human resource professionals and upper management and will discuss the above important issues and more.
NOTE: Participants are invited to email questions kathym@landscapeontario.com prior to attending so that the instructor can prepare answers for that day.
Consider continuing with seminar Leadership and Creating a Motivated Workplace

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: Representative from Sherrard Kuzz LLP Employment and Labour Lawyers
Date: Wednesday February 27, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
LS028: Supervisor Responsibilities & Due Diligence
Supervisors play a critical role in workplace health and safety. This seminar is designed to equip supervisors with the necessary knowledge to understand their legal duties, their role as a leader and the key concept of due diligence. Supervisors will be able to discuss, review and act on this knowledge when they return to the workplace.
Topics include:
* The foundation of Health and Safety in Ontario- Covers legal duties and responsibilities of supervisors and other workplace parties under Ontario's Occupational Health and Safety Act (OH&S Act).
* An Internal Approach to Sue Diligence - discusses strategies for supervisors to demonstrate due diligence and avoid costly fines and penalties.
* Case Studies in Due Diligence - Examines actual Ministry of Labour case studies in which supervisors were unable to demonstrate due diligence and looks at what those supervisors should have done differently.
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
*Recall key components of the OH&S Act applicable to exercising due diligence.
*Summarize the duties and responsibilities of a supervisor under the OH&S Act and how to implement in the workplace.
*Give examples of how supervisors can exercise due diligence.
*Create an action plan of steps to demonstrate due diligence in your own workplace.
*Analyze case studies to determine if due diligence was established.
Prerequisite:
Participants should have knowledge of the OH&S Act and regulations or attend the new Safety,Health and the Law or the JHSC part one training.
This program is directed to new and experienced supervisors who want to develop and improve their understanding and leadership in workplace health and safety.
Note: Details discussed in this seminar are also covered in the new 1 day Safety,Health and the Law seminar. Participants should consider continuing with Landscape Ontario's The Effective Supervisor.
Note: Need an alternative date/location for this seminar? See wsps.ca, LO members will receive a 10 per cent discount on this WSPS seminar. Call LO at 1-800-265-5656 to receive the password for WSPS registration.
Lunch not included

LO member price: $148.50
Non-member price: $275.00
Maximum participants: 25
Location: Best Western 161 Chisholm Dr., Milton for directions call (905) 875-3818
Instructor: Kristin Hoffman,WSPS
Date: Friday March 1, 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: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Monday April 1, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 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, Milton
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: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
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: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
Instructor: Lorne Haveruk,CLWM,CID,CLIA,WCP
Date: Thursday April 4, 2019 9:00 am - 3:30 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: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
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: 25
Location: LO Home Office, Milton
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, Milton
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, Milton
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, Milton
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, Milton
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, Milton
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
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