Cemeterian™ Operations and Management
Monday, November 13 to Thursday, November 16, 2017 (8am - 4pm)
City of Cambridge - Hespeler Memorial Arena, 640 Ellis Rd W, Cambridge, ON N3C 4N1 Google Map
A cemetery is defined as “land that has been set aside for the interment of human remains”. The reality is that cemeteries are also workplaces. Cemetery workers are general ground maintenance workers with priority being the tending to graves and memorial sites. Additional duties include interments, assessing stability of memorials, maintaining cemetery furniture and other related infrastructure. What places them apart from traditional grounds workers is the sensitivity required to provide a compassionate and professional environment. The grieving process must be understood when dealing with persons especially those not wanting to comply with cemetery rules of conduct and proper operation of the cemetery. Additionally, working near heavy equipment, use and care of specialty tools associated with cemetery operations in all types of weather conditions can be high risk if not performed correctly. More Information
Workplace-Specific Training: A reminder is given to facility supervisory staff that to complete the educational process successful participants must return to work and be provided with workplace-specific training.
Participants attending this course are required to supply and wear their own CSA approved head protection, layered clothing, and appropriate footware suitable for a cemetary work environment. No exceptions.
Instructor: George Barnes, ADA, Director of Parks and Outside Services, City of Cambridge