ASM | Core Principles
The Core Principles course is a pre-requisite for all other courses in the Advanced Snow Management program. It can be used to prepare individuals for other courses in the Advanced Snow Management program, or as a stand-alone training course for operations personnel.
- Standardized basic safety training specific to snow
- Simple instruction on key conditions/variables related to winter weather
- Review of various governmental bodies and any existing regulations
- Introduction to concepts of cycling equipment and manpower through sites consistently
- Insight into interpreting a site engineering plan
- Standard review of the importance of onsite documentation of operations
The course is constructed using best practices in adult learning to help individuals learn at their own pace.
Run Time: Self-guided course
Continuing Education: This course is worth 4 continuing education credits.
- Identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) needed to be worn by all snow operators.
- Inspect all snow vehicles, trailers and equipment for basic safety requirements.
- Identify the most common vehicle and equipment impact hazards.
- Identify the physical properties of snow that most affect snow & ice management strategies.
- Demonstrate how to measure surface temperature for an entire site.
- Recognize the three response strategies for clearing snow and the factors which influence these strategies.
- Define the term, cycle time as it relates to a snow route and to site management
- Explain how cycle time and cycle time expectation relates to resource capacity and storm response planning.
- Identify the basic documentation procedures used in snow and ice management.