Snow Best Practices Checklist

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Snow Best Practices Checklist

BEST PRACTICES CHECKLIST

DOES YOUR SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT PLAN INCLUDE THESE IMPORTANT GUIDELINES?

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, SAFETY, LIABILITY & RISK MANAGEMENT:

  • Verify insurance liability coverage to include specific ‘snow rider’/endorsement
  • Documented site engineering plan to verify areas to properly locate and stack snow to prevent thaw and refreeze areas and line-of-sight issues
  • Documented safety program and policies including incident reporting process, on-going education, training and implementation (i.e. tailgate talks, perimeter inspections, safety equipment and PPE)
  • Parking lots and sidewalk clearing process includes ADA compliance guidelines
  • Awareness of deicing/abrasive material impact on fresh water resources related to proper application rates and storage

ESTIMATING, PLANNING & COST EFFECTIVENESS:

  • Documented snow site engineering plan to verify client and site expectations for proper planning of equipment and production capacity (i.e. aerial maps with zone assignments & priority area designations)
  • Utilizes a verifiable estimating system/tool to verify capacity related to size of site (e.g., ft.)
  • Production capacity planning based on system guidelines, cycle times, and resource allocation projections

EXECUTION & RESPONSIVENESS:

  • Documented snow site engineering plan to verify proper production capacity has been dedicated related to level of service and to identify priority areas to be serviced first
  • Documented snow response planning process for variability of storm scenarios
  • Minimum required deicing materials in inventory at all times necessary for 2-weeks’ worth of average storm activity (average 2-5 storms dependent on geographic market) including product variety for variable

temperature requirements (NaCL, MgCL2, CaCL2)

  • Planned reserve equipment & labor

QUALITY OF SERVICE:

  • Documented snow site engineering plan to verify priority areas & zones (e.g., handicap zones, fire exits & hydrants, drains, ) and areas for snow to be relocated to ensure proper drainage, line of site, etc.
  • Utilizes a site inspection process
  • Consistent manager assigned to manage quality expectations

COMMUNICATION, DOCUMENTATION & VERIFICATION:

  • Documented verification process (e.g., site visit/work completion logs)
  • Technology enabled (e.g., electronic reporting systems)
  • Utilizes communication system (e.g., phone tree, electronic notification, centralized call center or contact)
  • Documented organizational communication process flow (e.g., Plan >Do>Verify>Re-Do>Invoice)

CERTIFICATION / STANDARDS & EDUCATION:

  • Certified Snow Professional (CSP™) on staff
  • Advanced Snow Manager (ASM™) on staff
  • Attends continuing education seminars, webinars, trade shows,

EXPERTISE & PROFESSIONALISM:

  • Manager/Foreman assigned to manage site(s) has 5 years or more field experience
  • Staff assigned to perform work on the site(s) has 2 years or more field experience
  • Documented organizational and accountability structure for the company and site(s)
  • Company/management is an active member of SIMA

SNOW & ICE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION

10140 N Port Washington Road, Milwaukee, WI 53092

414-375-1940

Info@sima.org www.sima.org

The Best Practices Checklist and related presentation are offered to SIMA members for informational purposes only,

and are not a substitute for using sound professional judgment during snow and ice management activities. Best practice always depends on the individual circumstances of each snow and ice management project. SIMA, its officers, employees, authors and agents assume no responsibility for consequences arising from

the use of, or failure to use, these recommended best practices.

 

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