'Having a formal training program in place not only will ensure that all company employees are on the same page but will also build a higher expectation that those in the field are performing duties safely and efficiently.'
Having members-only content isn’t new to SIMA. Currently, members have free, unlimited access to content such as forms, templates, toolkits and reports that can be used at any time. Beginning this October, SIMA’s initiative is to evaluate and update what is already available as well as to add new training content in the upcoming year.
This year’s State of the Industry report revealed that 54% of companies who responded do not have a formal training program in place. Having a formal training program in place not only will ensure that all company employees are on the same page but will also build a higher expectation that those in the field are performing duties safely and efficiently.
Moving forward with updating our membership benefits, SIMA wants to ensure that its members have the training tools they need to provide employees and customers the best service possible.
Snow Safety Boot Camp
This series provides members with well-rounded content that can be used to train new snow removal employees, providing a deeper explanation of how to properly take care of themselves and their jobs.
This Boot Camp consists of six on-demand, approximately 15-minute training sessions:
- Health and Wellness
- Sleep Management and Deprivation
- Managing Mental Health and Family Matters
- PPE and Equipment Safety Basics
- Snow Shoveling Safety
- Walking Safely on Snow and Ice
Employee access to this training is simple. When hiring a new employee, SIMA members can create an employee profile under their company account in the member portal. This will give the employees access to members-only content like the Snow Safety Boot Camp and other courses. Companies can offer this to as many employees as they would like. Once an employee finishes a training session, they can submit for credit by properly demonstrating they’ve completed the course, and a certificate of completion will become available to print.
SIMA members-only training available now at www.sima.org/resources:
- Snow Fighter Safety: How to Battle the Elements While Maintaining your Health
- Salt Application Oversight & Environmental Responsibility
- Assessing Operations & Creating a Hands-On Snow Safety Program
- Basics of Snow Production Estimating
- Snow Safety Boot Camp
Visit www.sima.org/resources to access members-only training.