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Grounds Keeping Courses

Health and Safety

Duration: 0.38 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

People who are exposed to cold or wet conditions sometimes can’t keep their body warm, which leads to cold stress. This course discusses the factors that increase cold stress as well as what frostbite, trench foot, and hypothermia are and how they are treated. This course also illustrates safe work practices to help with the prevention of cold stress.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the three types of cold stress which are frostbite, trench foot, and hypothermia
  • Describe the primary causes of cold stress
  • Define the factors that affect how a person tolerates cold temperatures
  • Describe the signs, symptoms, and treatments for all three types of cold stress
  • List the methods to prevent cold stress

Duration: 0.25 Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Heat stress is a serious concern in many workplaces. Every year heat stress affects thousands of people, and some die as a result. This course provides the information you’ll need to “beat the heat” and keep yourself and other workers safe. You’ll learn about the different types of heat stress, from the least severe (heat rash) to the most severe (heat stroke). It will explain how the body reacts to heat, and the causes of heat stress. Finally, it will list some factors that affect how individuals tolerate heat.

Learning Objectives

  • Definition and types of heat stress
  • How temperature and humidity contribute to heat stress
  • How the body cools itself
  • Factors that affect the ability to tolerate heat

Duration: 0.40  Hrs

Course Level: Intermediate
Languages: English, French, Spanish
Capability: Audio, Video

Heat stress can take a number of different forms, including heat rash, heat cramps, heat syncope (fainting), heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Each of these conditions has its own signs, symptoms, and treatments. This course will help you to recognize each condition, and to know which ones require simple corrective actions, like taking a break, and which ones may require a trip to the hospital.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the forms of heat stress
  • Define the symptoms for each form of heat stress
  • Describe how to determine the risk of heat stress
  • List methods to reduce the risk of heat stress
  • Describe treatments for persons showing symptoms of heat stress

Duration: 0.15  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Chainsaw accidents can be devastating and drastically affect your quality of life. In this program, we explain how chainsaw accidents can occur, and what the consequences can be. Filmed with visual scenes of injuries to employees who were involved in chainsaw accidents, this video hammers home the seriousness of what can happen when using a chainsaw, and the importance of following proper safety procedures at all times during chainsaw use. By demonstrating the many ways a chainsaw accident can occur your employees will walk away trained in how to prevent them.

Duration: 0.25  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Using a chain saw is something landscape personnel in public works and many other occupations must frequently do. Because of the dangers inherent in chain saw use, it is critical that you operators be properly trained on how to use them. This comprehensive video demonstrates chain saw use by skilled operators. In it, the most important techniques to prevent injuries when using a chain saw are covered. Every chain saw operator can learn something from this easy to understand program.

Duration: 0.10  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

The shop. A lot of different things go on in here. What DOESN’T go on in here? It’s a busy place with a variety of functions, tools, personnel and responsibilities. Perhaps the most important responsibility is safety….your safety and the safety of those working around you.

Topics covered also include:

  • Fire Prevention
  • Electrical Safety
  • Compressed Gas
  • Respiratory Hazards
  • Safe Lifting
  • Chemicals
  • Slips and Falls and Injury Reporting

Duration: 0.15  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Utility Carts are used in many types of facilities from warehouses to apartment complexes. This video addresses the many hazardous and potentially dangerous situations often overlooked by Utility Cart operators. It stresses the importance of following safety guidelines, and the problems caused by complacency in the operation and basic maintenance of these utility vehicles.

Topics covered also include:

  • Daily Inspections (tires, fluids, steering, obstacles)
  • Load limits
  • Occupant & Pedestrian safety
  • Speeding, skidding & slick surfaces
  • Turns, center of gravity & blind spots
  • Backing up, ramps and parking
  • Rules for riders

Duration: 0.25  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

Tree trimming is a job that requires a professional attitude and a high level of training in order to work safely and productively. The very nature of tree trimming lends itself to many hazards. Of course, we all are aware of the potential of a serious fall, but there are also risks of coming in contact with energized utilities, falling trees and limbs, contact with poison ivy, oak, or even snakes. A good tree trimming program must be designed to provide safe working conditions, the training needed to do the job safely and efficiently, selection of qualified personnel, and providing well-maintained tools to do the job.

Topics covered also include:

  • Saws, axes, and pruning tools
  • Chainsaw use
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Safety belts, climbing spikes, and harnesses
  • Working from ladders, boom trucks or aerial baskets
  • Planning and other considerations that need

Duration: 0.25  Hrs

Course Level: Fundamental
Languages: English
Capability: Audio, Video

After a frightening incident, expert workplace investigators are called to crack the case. In the midst of the story, viewers will learn about the hazards of exposure to the various machinery and elements of outdoor work environments. In this unique video, emphasis is placed on working in the elements and how to recognize, prevent and handle heat stress and a variety of other outdoor situations. This landscaping safety video is designed to prevent complacency from entering into your landscaping training.