Ontario commercial arborists association
HELPING YOU BUILD A BETTER TREE CARE COMPANY

2018 Education & Workshop Seminars

COMING SOON!!

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    • April 21, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 2375 Hwy 15 Kingston, On, K7L 4V3
    • 12
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    Working at Heights Training: Construction Projects

    Maximum class size 12   CEU - 7

    Location:           

    2375 Hwy 15 Kingston, On, K7L 4V3

                    

    Dates:              
    Feb 24, March 3 and 24, April 14, April 21 and 28, May12 and 26 

    Time:
    8 am – 4 pm 

    LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

    Do you work on construction sites? As of April 2015 all workers on construction projects who use fall protection must successfully complete ‘working at heights’ training that meets MOL requirements.  Michael Richardson (Board Certified Master Arborist) from Ontario Arborist Training is a qualified trainer and can provide some guidelines for Arborists in this highly regulated construction training module.   Photo ID, PPE (boots, helmet, glasses) required for class.



    • April 23, 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0
    Register

    Location:
    McMichael's Art Gallery 
    10365 Islington Ave, Kleinburg, ON L0J 1C0

    Date: 
    Monday April 23, 2018

    COME BE APART OF OUR $1 MILLION CHARITY EVENT  YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT!!


    This year the OCAA is having our 22nd annual day of service and we're hoping to break over $1,000,000 of free tree work to nonprofit organizations within our community. Come out and be a part of history in the making, something you and your team can be truly proud of.
     
    Let's make this event something we will never forget.   The central day of service will be located at McMichaels art gallery this year.
     
    Our skilled teams will be doing a variety of tree and arboriculture services including restoration on a Heritage Spruce tree.  
     
    We invite vendors the media and arborist alike to partake in this incredible event that will truly make history.  Make sure you do something special this spring with your team show them new techniques new equipment and what our industry is really all about.  
     
    Do you want to be a part of this big day?
    When signing up please email info@OntarioOCAA.com  proof of WSIB coverage (or equivalent as allowed) and General Liability Insurance coverage.  


    • April 28, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville
    • 2
    Register

    Working at Heights Training: Construction Projects

    Maximum class size 12   CEU - 7

    Location:           
    Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville                  

    Dates:              
    Feb 24, March 3 and 24, April 14 and 28, May12 and 26 

    Time:
    8 am – 4 pm 

    LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

    Do you work on construction sites? As of April 2015 all workers on construction projects who use fall protection must successfully complete ‘working at heights’ training that meets MOL requirements.  Michael Richardson (Board Certified Master Arborist) from Ontario Arborist Training is a qualified trainer and can provide some guidelines for Arborists in this highly regulated construction training module.   Photo ID, PPE (boots, helmet, glasses) required for class.



    • May 08, 2018
    • May 09, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 18634 McCowan Rd, Mount Albert
    • 10
    Register
    Stationary Rope Training
    Maximum class size 12                         CEU - approx 14


    Location:          
    18634 McCowan Rd, Mount Albert
                     
    Dates              
    May 8 & 9 2018           

    Time:
    8 am to 4 pm (lunch included)

    OCAA Stationary Rope Training
    Prepared by: Cory Sexsmith, Nomadic Climbing Solutions
    Prepared for: Shane Lund; Acting on behalf of OCAA
    Overview :
    In accordance with OCAA's mandate to provide members with opportunities to improve and enhance their
    tree care companies, the OCAA has requested a 2 day Stationary Rope course to be delivered by
    instructors Cory Sexsmith and Matt Logan.
    Objective :
    This course will comprise a comprehensive understanding of the stationary rope systems used in the
    arboriculture industry, and how to apply them safely and efficiently in real world scenarios. Through a
    combination of in-class discussion and a hands-on practical approach, attendees will learn the essential
    theory and skills to work a tree using a stationary rope system in a way that is in compliance with industry
    regulations.
    Description :
    Day One:
    Theory
    - In Class theory and hands on practical desk work
    - Introduction to the Equipment required and an explanation of how it works including a
    brief history of SRT and the Wrench
    - Basic Operations of the wrench, How to set it up, explaining acceptable configurations
    - Knots Required
    - The Forces Generated
    - Explanation of Canopy and Basal Ties, of the two set ups, pros and Cons, real world
    Applications, a few different setups for both
    - Ascent and Descent, equipment required or recommended, different techniques for
    ascending
    - Discussion on working a tree efficiently on stationary line
    Day Two:
    Theory : continued if needed
    Practical:
    - Demo set ups and gear inspections
    - Run through climbing scenarios for remainder of day
    - - Each scenario discussed with students to highlight benefits, challenges and possible
    variations
    - End of class review and discussion


    • May 10, 2018
    • May 11, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • 18634 McCowan Rd, Mount Albert
    • 3
    Register

    Aerial Rescue Training
    Maximum class size 12                         CEU - approx 14

    Location:          
    18634 McCowan Rd, Mount Albert
                     
    Dates              
    May 10 & 11 2018           

    Time:
    8 am to 4 pm (lunch included)

    Overview:

    In accordance with OCAA's mandate to provide members with opportunities to improve and
    enhance their tree care companies, the OCAA has requested a 2 day aerial rescue course to
    be delivered by instructors Matt Logan and Cory Sexsmith.

     
    Objective:

    This training course will provide attendees with theoretical and practical knowledge in
    regards to responding and reacting to an emergency aloft. While theory and fundamentals will
    be discussed this training will also work with attendees to ensure that the aerial rescue
    systems and scenarios taught are practical, applicable and efficient. This will be achieved by
    having an "open classroom" where students are encouraged to bring their experiences,
    questions and ideas to the forefront to direct the course to get the best results. This course
    will help employers meet safety program requirements for aerial rescue and due diligence in
    regards to employee competence.

     
    Description:
    Day One:
    Introductions
    Theory- Emergency preparedness
    Discussion of compounding events and accident prevention
    Review of communication and work plan documentation
    Review of risks associated in industry and challenges associated with aerial rescue
    Demonstration and breakdown of basic aerial rescue scenario
    Day Two:
    Review of Day One and brainstorming of rescue scenarios for the day
    Demo set ups and gear inspections
    Run through rescue scenarios for remainder of day- Each scenario discussed with students to
    highlight benefits, challenges and possible variations
    End of class review and discussion


    • May 12, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville
    • 12
    Register

    Working at Heights Training: Construction Projects

    Maximum class size 12   CEU - 7

    Location:           
    Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville                  

    Dates:              
    Feb 24, March 3 and 24, April 14 and 28, May12 and 26 

    Time:
    8 am – 4 pm 

    LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

    Do you work on construction sites? As of April 2015 all workers on construction projects who use fall protection must successfully complete ‘working at heights’ training that meets MOL requirements.  Michael Richardson (Board Certified Master Arborist) from Ontario Arborist Training is a qualified trainer and can provide some guidelines for Arborists in this highly regulated construction training module.   Photo ID, PPE (boots, helmet, glasses) required for class.



    • May 26, 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville
    • 12
    Register

    Working at Heights Training: Construction Projects

    Maximum class size 12   CEU - 7

    Location:           
    Ballantrae Community Centre, 5592 Aurora Road, Stouffville                  

    Dates:              
    Feb 24, March 3 and 24, April 14 and 28, May12 and 26 

    Time:
    8 am – 4 pm 

    LUNCH NOT INCLUDED

    Do you work on construction sites? As of April 2015 all workers on construction projects who use fall protection must successfully complete ‘working at heights’ training that meets MOL requirements.  Michael Richardson (Board Certified Master Arborist) from Ontario Arborist Training is a qualified trainer and can provide some guidelines for Arborists in this highly regulated construction training module.   Photo ID, PPE (boots, helmet, glasses) required for class.



Past events

April 14, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
April 06, 2018 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
March 26, 2018 Report Writing
March 24, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
March 24, 2018 0 to 8 tonne Crane Competency Training
March 23, 2018 Plant Health Care Seminar
March 03, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
February 24, 2018 Working at Heights - Construction Projects
December 01, 2017 2017 OCAA AGM
May 13, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
April 22, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
April 07, 2017 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
March 29, 2017 Chipper Use, Safety & Maintenance
March 28, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
March 25, 2017 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 24, 2017 Plant Health Care
March 09, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
March 03, 2017 Report Writing for Arborists
February 25, 2017 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
February 17, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
February 06, 2017 Pesticide Course
January 26, 2017 Working from Heights Training: Construction Projects
December 02, 2016 2016 OCAA AGM
October 01, 2016 2016/17 OCAA Board of Directors Nominations
September 21, 2016 Sales Training with Andrew Wall of Sandler Training
July 09, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 30, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 27, 2016 Day of Service Camp Ma Kee Wa
April 08, 2016 Quickbooks Training
April 08, 2016 First Aid/CPR/WHMIS (Standard)
April 05, 2016 Chainsaw Maintenance and Safe Use Training - Advanced
April 04, 2016 Chainsaw Maintenance and Safe Use Training - Beginners
March 26, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 24, 2016 Aerial Device Inspection & Use
March 18, 2016 Plant Health Care
March 11, 2016 Quickbooks Training
February 27, 2016 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
December 03, 2015 2015 OCAA AGM
April 29, 2015 Day of Service @ Camphill
April 25, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
April 11, 2015 Aerial Device Inspection
April 10, 2015 Frst Aid / CPR / WHIMS (Standard)
March 28, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
March 20, 2015 Plant Health Care Seminar
March 19, 2015 Soil Biology and Compost Tea Basics
February 28, 2015 0 to 8 ton Crane Competence Training
December 05, 2014 OCAA AGM
October 05, 2014 Call for Nomination
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