Wednesday, May 9, 2018
New members’ training courses added
SIMA’s membership investment comes with many benefits, including on-demand snow training courses.
Our commitment to our members is to continuously increase the value of tangible member benefits. That’s why we recently added a new set of five courses to our existing members-only training platform.
Our goal is simple: Help members plug in to a ready-made diverse set of training tools so you don’t have to build your snow-specific training from scratch. The SIMA Training Center at www.sima.org/resources is a SIMA member’s best friend. It not only houses the members-only training but also numerous best practices guides, production documents, and contracts and forms. We take our “Stronger with Support” statement to members seriously.
New courses include:
Creating Standard Operating Procedures for Snow Operations
• Using SOPs as training tools and teachable moments
• Documenting SOPs effectively
• Concrete examples of SOPs
Salt Purchasing and Inventory Management
• Tools to help manage salt and deicing material inventory more effectively
Injury Prevention for Snow Professionals
• Areas that may cause danger
• Walking on snow and ice/exiting vehicles in icy conditions
• Identifying site hazards that may lead to injury to an employee or patron
• Safe shoveling and snow blower use
• Tips and techniques to encourage an injury-free workplace
Disaster Response and Documentation Essentials
• Create an emergency response plan
• Protect your company from risk exposure when an accident or disaster occurs
• Documentation essentials
• Create a must-report culture and build transparency
Principles for Selling Snow as a Risk Management Service
• Defining risk management and learning to distinguish between risk avoidance, risk reduction, risk retention, risk transfer and risk sharing
• Attach greater meaning and value to risk management as a service and learn how to sell it as such
We are always interested in hearing how we can improve and strengthen our membership support. Please email Brian@sima.org any time with your ideas and suggestions.