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Parks Operations & Maintenance

  • 22 Mar 2022
  • 8:00 AM
  • 23 Mar 2022
  • 4:30 PM
  • 177 West Street, Smithville, ON, L0R 2A0
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As this session will be held in-person, we will be keeping a close eye on current COVID-19 protocols to ensure we are able to safely run the event. While we have entered a new set of lockdown restrictions, we will continue to open registration for this event to allow members adequate registration time. Should any changes need to be made to the date or the session be unable to proceed, we will be happy to provide refunds or credits to any registrants. 


To ensure compliance with our host city's COVID protocols, all registrants must be able to provide proof of two (2) vaccine doses via the required QR code both upon registration (via email) and on the day of the training along with valid ID. Those with a medical exemption must provide proof of this exemption through the required QR code, and will need to provide a negative COVID test taken the morning of the training. Admittance will not be provided for those that arrive at the training without the required documentation, and refunds will not be issued for those who are not admitted for that reason. 


Working safely in a parks environment requires a comprehensive understanding of the tasks at hand and the equipment designed to effectively and efficiently perform the work. Today’s parks and open space practitioners must be able to function in various capacities. 

This two-day course is designed to help enhance the competencies of both new and seasoned employees, while setting the right foundation blocks for those being introduced to the world of green space maintenance and management. Participants will be introduced to industry best practices, equipment, health and safety in the workplace and liability of the employee or municipality. Participants will also practice documentation and learn legislative requirements for protecting the municipality.

This course will cover:

  • Legislation (OH&S, Bill C-45, WHMIS)
  • Personal Safety (potential hazards, PPE)
  • Accident Investigation & Documentation *Case Study and Assignment*
  • Invasive Species
  • Best Practices
  • Equipment Types & Operation
  • CVOR
  • Fuel Handling

DATE: March 22 & 23, 2022

TIME: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

LOCATION: 177 West Street, Smithville, ON, L0R 2A0

OPA Member: $416.00
OPA Potential Member: $653.00

This course counts as 2 credits towards your Parks Practitioner Designation.

Register above online. An invoice will be sent to you within 24hrs of registering. Payment can be made online through the invoice you will receive or via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association).

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