As a non-profit trade association, we value creating best practices guidelines that are easily accessed, adopted and shared, and managed and improved over time. Our process for creating and organizing best practices is driven by open access, education, comprehensive review, and transparency. This package contains all 5 of SIMA's current Best Practices documents:
Best Practices Checklist: 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.
Snow & Ice Management Standard Glossary of Terms: The glossary a general reference designed to help all industry stakeholders communicate more effectively. It defines key terms used in the procuring, selling, planning, implementing, and legal defense of professional snow & ice management services in North America.
Best Practices in Snow Service Procurement: 52-Week Visual Timeline: This 52 week visual timeline was created to help facilities and property managers, snow service providers, and snow industry suppliers align on a general schedule to streamline the RFP and contract negotiation process to ensure sites are ready before winter begins.
Best Practices Guidelines for Sustainable Salt Use: This guideline serves as an informal audit of any site, company, or organization that utilizes salts to deice or anti-ice. It provides a set of policies and activities that can reduce salt output, with the goal of increasing the training, knowledge, and skill of the organization.
Purchasing Snow & Ice Management: Quality RFP Creation and Best Practices: This document organizes the snow and ice management service procurement process to aid in the creation of RFPs, contracts, and monitoring procedures.
SIMA's Best Practices Guidelines are free to all snow and ice industry stakeholders. Simply login or create an account and add to your basket. Check out (no charge) to add this to your Training Center account.
SIMA provides resources, leadership and support for snow removal and management professionals across North America. It is a non-profit trade association with a focus on training related to snow plowing, ice management, and business management.
Snow & Ice Management Assoc.
7670 N Port Washington Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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