Helpful Course for Landscape Workers
Landscaping needs in the Cayman Islands are fast changing, and the Department of Labour and Pensions is working to keep its Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training courses up to date.
Thirteen participants successfully completed the OSHA certification course for landscaping during a training session recently held on Thursday 17 July 2014.
Facilitated by the Department of Labour and Pensions, Senior Labour Inspector Gene Hydes led presentations on landscaping hazards, safe work practices, what to do during accidents and emergencies including some aspects of the labour law.
Attendees worked in the golf grounds and landscaping departments at both the Ritz Carlton and Marriott Resort.
As part of the closing ceremony, Councillor Winston Connolly handed out certificates to the trainees.
The Department of Labour ensures safe and healthy working conditions for workers by enforcing standards and providing workplace safety training.
As an OSHA Authorised Trainer, Mr. Hydes ensures that his training is of the highest standards in the safety industry.
“By the end of the seminar, landscape professionals were able to improve their knowledge and skill sets as well as their credentials within the landscaping industry. By teaching them how to do the job the right way, they will better able to keep their customers and employers happy,” said Mario Ebanks, Director of Department of Labour & Pensions.
For further information contact: Yvette Cacho