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FIELD STAFF SKILLS TRAINING

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March 22-23, 2022 – REGISTER NOW!

Field Staff Skills Training is a 2-day seminar for English and Spanish-speaking field staff, foremen, supervisors, and grounds managers. The seminar covers skills that everyone needs to know.  Make sure your employees are prepared for the busy landscape season and have them attend Field Staff Skills Training!

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Tuesday, March 22, 2022 Schedule
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration

 

8:00 – 8:15 a.m.
Welcome
Scott Grams, Executive Director

 

8:15 – 9:00 a.m.
English session: First Aid, Safety and Accident/Incident Reporting

Understand why safety is important on and off the job site. Review of OSHA rules and regulations, the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE), Material Data Safety Sheets, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and what to do if there is an accident on-site and how to document the incident.

Spanish session: J.U.L.I.E.

Session description coming soon!

 

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
English session: J.U.L.I.E.

Session description coming soon!

Spanish session: First Aid, Safety and Accident/Incident Reporting

Understand why safety is important on and off the job site. Review of OSHA rules and regulations, the Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators (JULIE), Material Data Safety Sheets, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and what to do if there is an accident on-site and how to document the incident.

 

9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
Morning Break

 

10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
5 Math Rules

Attendees will be introduced to the types of measurements used on a design print and in the field. They will learn five basic math rules including calculating square feet, square yards, cubic feet, cubic yards and tons.

 

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Plan Reading

The audience will be introduced to a design print or plan, and how to read it. They will gain an understanding of tools used in the field, interpreting the plant list or legend and common problems in the plant layout.

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch

 

1:00 – 1:30 p.m.
General Etiquette/Customer Service

Understand the system of rules and conventions that regulate social and professional behavior, how to deliver good customer service and what the circle of communication is.

 

1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Paver Maintenance

Session description coming soon!

 

2:30 – 2:40 p.m.
Afternoon Break

 

2:40 – 3:40 p.m.
Planting & Pruning

Acquire the knowledge in proper planting techniques and basic pruning of trees and shrubs.

 

3:40 – 4:40 p.m.
Job Site Equipment Maintenance

This session will walk you through simple steps to keep your equipment working properly before you leave for the job site.

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2022 Schedule
7:30 – 8:00 a.m.
Registration

 

8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Welcome
Scott Grams, Executive Director

 

8:05 – 8:50 a.m.
Mulch & Soil Amendments

Session description coming soon!

 

8:50 – 9:00 a.m.
Morning Break

 

9:00 – 9:45 a.m.
Plant & Shrub ID

Help identify common and unique plants and shrubs popular in the region and in residential and commercial landscapes. The speakers will identify characteristics to help field staff identify the species and type of plant so that proper care may be taken during installation and maintenance.

 

9:45 – 9:55 a.m.
Morning Break

 

9:55 – 10:40 a.m.
Plant & Shrub ID

Help identify common and unique plants and shrubs popular in the region and in residential and commercial landscapes. The speakers will identify characteristics to help field staff identify the species and type of plant so that proper care may be taken during installation and maintenance.

 

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.
Drainage

Session description coming soon!

 

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Lunch

 

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Grading & Topography Reading

Session description coming soon!

 

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Troubleshooting Hardscape Installations

Session description coming soon!

 

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
Afternoon Break

 

2:15 – 3:00 p.m.
Don’t Be That Guy
Panelists: ILCA Technical Skills & Latino Relations Committees

This open discussion allows you to ask questions about how to troubleshoot situations you’ve encountered. They will also cover mindful tips so you’re not “that” guy on the job site.

 

3:00 – 3:05 p.m.
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Want to learn more?

Contact AnneMarie Drufke ([email protected]) for further information about Field Staff Skills Training.

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