Landscaping Training & Certification
What do we offer? Whether you want landscaping certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the landscaping training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford.
What are my options for landscaping training?
What’s in the Landscaping Training Course?
Our Landscaping safety training course is OSHA compliant, and our online version fulfills OSHA’s classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomy of tools, ensuring stability, operations, common hazards, and more.
This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam as required by OSHA.
Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, and local standards, this training encompasses the following OSHA standards for landscaping:
- Encompasses these U.S. Standards
29 CFR 1926.600 – Equipment
29 CFR 1926.136 – Foot Protection
29 CFR 1926.138 – Hand Protection
29 CFR 1926 Subpart W – Rollover Protective Structures
29 CFR 1926.20 – General Safety and Health Provisions, training
29 CFR 1926.21 – Training and Education
OSHA Act of 1970, 5(a)(1) – “Each employer shall furnish to each of his employees…a place of employment which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.”
Why do I need to take a landscaping training course?
In line with OSHA requirements, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. OSHA requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.
When it comes to refresher training, OSHA’s standard in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.
Did You Know?
A fifth of an acre is the average lawn size for residential areas. (Source: Tractor Supply Company)
Lawns produce three times the oxygen that trees produce. (Source: Tractor Supply Company)
The landscaping industry was the highest killer in 2014. (Source: Bes-Corp)
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