This TSA training workshop is designed for:

  • Groundskeepers
  • Entry Level Landscapers
  • Custodial Maintenance staff
  • Entry Level Maintenance Personnel
  • Maintenance Supervisors and Lead People
  • Entry level Irrigation Technicians

The following organization can benefit from this training: Hospitals & Clinics, Schools, Casinos, Housing Agencies, Local Governments, Parks Departments, NPS, & Private Businesses

The agenda for this hands-on training session has been structured to include the most common types of irrigation and sprinkler systems. The workshop agenda is designed for any organization with grounds that are in need of irrigation.

Design, installation, and maintenance situations that are encountered by Facility Management and Grounds Departments will be detailed, as well as the purpose of irrigation and types of irrigation, including procedures for planning, constructing, and executing a well-designed plan. Additionally, repairs, diagnoses, and preventative maintenance will be thoroughly covered.

Each participant will receive a detailed irrigation workbook to use during the training, which will be theirs to keep for future reference on the job. TSA certificates will be presented to everyone who attends this training.

Agenda

Two days, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Major topics that will be covered during the workshop:

  • Terminology, Charts, and Graphs relevant to the Irrigation Industry
    • Brief introduction into reading and using charts related to industry
    • Materials and standards (class of pipe, etc.)
  • Landscape Irrigation System Design
    • Irrigation design
    • Plot plans
    • Sprinkler head layout
    • Sprinkler Performance Factors (Pattern, Spacing, Border, etc.)
    • Precipitation rates and general information
    • Soil conditions and infiltration rates
    • Quick coupling systems design, layout and operation
    • Zones for plantings & water usage
    • Pipe sizing and zoning
  • System Components
    • Heads
    • Valves
    • Pipe and fittings
    • Electrical wiring of valves
    • Automatic control
  • Installation Techniques
    • Wire connectors
    • Trenching (shoveling, mattock use, machinery)
    • Valve installation (boxes)
    • Timer installation
    • Power supply hook-up
    • Backfilling (water flood and dry pack)
  • Miscellaneous
    • Gluing & repairing PVC pipe
    • Installing nozzles and adjusting heads
    • Setting and repairing electric valves
    • Field and controller wiring techniques
    • Timers and controllers available today

If you would like to have more information about holding this workshop in your area, please CONTACT US.  Be sure to tell us in the message section which workshop(s) you are interested in.