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IISS to hold sports surface maintenance course

"Sports Surface maintenance is an essential requirement to ensure safety of players, to prevents injuries and to increase usage and fixtures played on the facility." - IISS
"Sports Surface maintenance is an essential requirement to ensure safety of players, to prevents injuries and to increase usage and fixtures played on the facility." - IISS

The course is invaluable for anyone needing to brush up on their knowledge or businesses looking to train or re-train

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8 June 2017 | 0

The Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces will be holding a Sport Surface Maintenance Training Course, in Limerick on June 13-15.

Learning Outcomes for Sports Surface Maintenance Training.

1 Explain the features of water based, sand dressed, sand filled
and rubber filled synthetic surfaces.

2 Describe how season, weather and soil conditions affect the type
and frequency of maintenance operations

3 Make markings on sports surfaces appropriate for a range of
sporting events

4 Set out sports equipment appropriate for the rules of the sport
and the standard of the event

5 Prepare playing surfaces so that they meet the quality and
appearance requirements of each sport and event

6 Prepare sports surfaces, including selection and maintenance of
appropriate equipment, by using a range of the following
techniques:
– mowing
– irrigating
– scarifying
– verticutting
– rolling
– top dressing
– brushing
– switching
– aerating
– edging
– feeding

7 Use a range of renovation and repair methods safely and
correctly including the following:
– Over-seeding
– Patching or plugging
– Forking up
– Divotting

8 Use equipment safely and in compliance with manufacturers
instructions

9 Operate appropriate safety procedures to create and maintain a
safe working environment including safety standards regarding
lifting, carrying and handling plants, tools and equipment.

Interested candidates wishing to enrol on this course please email us: info@irishsportsurf.ie

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