Managing Grounds in Winter Months: Best Practices for Snow and Ice Management
Best practices for snow and ice management are critical for business continuity and to insure safety for patrons, tenants and employees. Without licensing literature or codes to look to, how do facility managers properly plan and implement professional best practices or choose professional service providers to offer this risk prevention service? This session will present best practice guidelines including topics such as: site engineering, determining production rates and capacity demand, snow response planning and provide a best practices checklist for handling harsh winter weather. Learn how facilities and grounds managers can form a comprehensive snow management program to mitigate the unexpected factors when dealing with winter weather, resulting in lower operating costs and better productivity.
1. Examine safety and training considerations for those involved in the snow and ice removal process
2. Highlight how estimating and capacity planning contribute to a snow management plan
3. Determine efficient ways to document equipment, back-up equipment and a snow site engineering plan
4. Discuss the importance of reducing risk factors