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Advanced Snow Management -  Core Principles
Advanced Snow Management - Core Principles

ASM Core Principles is the first course in Advanced Snow Management, and is a pre-requisite for all other ASM courses. Get started in Advanced Snow Management today!

Advanced Snow Management - Plowing Operations
Advanced Snow Management - Plowing Operations

Advanced Snow Management-Plowing Operations represents the single-best source for training and safety related to plowing snow and ice. This course is a part of the overall process of becoming an Advanced Snow Manager (ASM).

SIMA Member Public Relations Toolkit
SIMA Member Public Relations Toolkit

When the snow flies, the last thing you are thinking about is public relations, but you would be surprised about how powerful good PR can be! This PR toolkit is free to SIMA Members. Simply login and add to your basket.

Downloadable Documents & Forms
Collapse Snow Safety Training Kit

Download and customize this safety and training kit, which includes general safety information and training checklists for new employees and equipment operators, as well as agendas and tips for creating a company-wide winter safety program.

 

This kit, specific to snow and ice, includes:

  • - Help establishing a snow safety team
  • - Points on how to create a safety culture
  • - Monthly and annual safety meeting agendas
  • - Information on working in cold conditions
  • - Employee training program outline and description
  • - General safety tips and guidelines
  • - Individual employee snow safety training and recordkeeping

 

This safety kit is free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this permanently to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Special thanks to our 2013-2014 Safety Sponsor:

Boss snowplows

Formats Available: Online Materials
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Collapse Snow Contract Templates

Use this contract builder to download the major different elements of a contract in snow, to customize as you see fit. Contract elements include Scope of Work, Pricing, Terms & Conditions, and a Signature page. SIMA always advises you to seek legal counsel before finalizing any contracts.

 

These forms are free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this permanently to your Resource 24/7 Account. 

Formats Available: Online Materials
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Collapse SIMA Member Public Relations Toolkit

The key to getting good PR is being proactive and having a plan, and making sure that your messages tie into things that are of interest to your community.

 

SIMA members can now access as part of their membership a comprehensive PR Toolkit that includes:

 

  • Templates for press releases, articles, letters to the editor, and more.
  • Tips and help in reaching out to local and regional media
  • Ideas on marketing your SIMA membership to your community

 

This item also includes an updated set of PR messages from SIMA regarding the association and the industry at large.

 

The PR Toolkit is free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Formats Available: Online Materials
Original Seminar Date: February 06, 2013
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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Collapse Operations & Documentation Forms

Managing your snow operations means having policies and plans to help you be ready for anything. The Operations Forms module include the following helpful resources:

 

  • - Anti-icing log sheet
  • - Fleet safety policy
  • - Route sheet example
  • - Site documentation report
  • - Sidewalk route sheet
  • - Snow response plan
  • - Worklog
  • - Sub-contractor tracking sheet

 

These forms are free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this permanently to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Formats Available: Online Materials
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Moving snow and ice is only half the battle, and this  module contains a multitude of resources to help you manage your business and employees.

 

This module of forms includes:

  • - Employee records, including termination reports, warning reports, and performance evaluations.
  • - Legal formsincluding a non-complete agreement, non-disclosure form, sexual harrassment policy, code of business conduct, and equal opportunity statement.
  • - Four different job description examples
  • - A customer satisfaction survey and end of season thank you letter

 

These forms are free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this permanently to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Formats Available: Online Materials
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Collapse Bidding, Estimating and Production Forms

Understanding the bidding and estimating process is paramount to long term growth and success in snow. Use these forms to help you estimate.

 

The following forms are included:

  • - A four step process for measuring plowable areas
  • - A snowplow estimate sheet
  • - Efficiency factors for assesing difficulty of plowable areas
  • - Competitor analysis form
  • - Production ranges for containment (pusher) plows
  • - Production ranges for 8' plow
  • - Production ranges for sidewalk work
  • - Estimates of usage for salt (bagged and bulk)

 

These forms are free to SIMA members, simply login then add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this permanently to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Formats Available: Online Materials
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Collapse Best Practices Checklist for Snow & Ice Management

This tool can be used by anyone who is seeking to hire snow & ice management services, and by snow removal contractors themselves, to asses the various attributes that make up a professional, quality snow management operation. It is also valuable for insurance agents and underwriters when documenting the level of professionalism/sophistication of a snow removal company.

 

The checklist provides an easy-to-use checkbox format, one page in length, focusing on these 8 core areas:

 

  • Safety, liability, and risk management
  • Estimating, planning, and cost effectiveness
  • Execution and responsiveness
  • Quality of service
  • Communication, documentation, and verification
  • Certification/standards of education
  • Expertise and professionalism

 

This checklist is free to all Snow & Ice Professionals, simply login or create an account and add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this to your Resource 24/7 Account.

Formats Available: Online Materials
Original Seminar Date: November 01, 2012
On-Demand Release Date: Available Now
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