Planning and implementing snow management services is tough, and keeping crews and employees safe is even harder. SIMA has compiled a number of resources, vetted them through snow professionals, and incuded them in the Operational Equipment and Safety Best Practices course. Use these tools to save time and create a safer working environment for your employees and your equipment. The following documents are currently included:


  • Pre-trip plow safety inspection checklist
  • Pre-trip spreader safety inspection checklist
  • Snow site engineering planning checklist
  • Salt brine equipment basics
  • Snow vehicle hazards checklist
  • Snow kit contents checklist
  • Incident report template (English & Spanish)
  • Employee Safety Best Practices
  • Equipment Pre-storm Checklist
  • Preseason Risk Assessment Checklist
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Snow Plow Pump Troubleshooting
  • Snow & Ice Best Practices
  • Sidewalk Winter Maintenance Best Practices (Brine)
  • Weight Rating Compliance and Safety
  • Site Engineering & Service Verification
  • How to Calculate Liquid Application Rates
  • Health and Wellness Best Practices
  • Printable Quick Cards
    • Fuel storage for cold weather
    • Safe operations of backhoe loader, skid steer loader and wheel loader in cold weather
    • Personal protective equipment for snow & ice removal
    • Walking safely on snow & ice
    • Safe & efficient snow shoveling
    • Hazards of snow blowers
    • Equipment safety & maintenance


These documents are available exclusively to SIMA members as part of membership value.


Seminar Information
Seminar Date:
January 12, 2017
SIMA Operational Equipment and Safety Best Practices

Includes Pre-trip plow and spreader safety inspection checklists, Snow site engineering planning checklist, Salt brine equipment basics, Snow vehicle hazards checklist, and Snow kit contents checklist.

SIMA Quick Cards

Quick Cards are printable cards on various safety topics to use in your shop/office, during circle checks, and for training. They contain safety tips on fuel storage, safe equipment operation, PPE, walking on snow and ice, shoveling, and snowblowers.

Tear & Teach Resources

Tear & Teach resources are printed in each issue of Snow Business magazine – download these resources here. 

Individual topic purchase: Selected
SIMA Operational Equipment & Safety Best Practices
This seminar is presented free of charge.