Smart About Salt Trained Operator

Smart About Salt training for operators is a one-day program including the in-class exam that provides an overview of the key aspects of salt management.  


Lessons cover 14 modules including the importance of equipment calibration, snow clearing techniques, and the all-important business elements of managing your risk.  Download the full course outline here


This training program has been developed for:


•        Owners and staff who conduct snow and ice control operations

•        Owners and staff who are responsible for operation and application decisions

•        Suppliers of salts/brine and other de-icing or traction materials


Becoming Smart About Salt now is good business for the future of your business. Check our event listings below to find an Operator Training date near you and register now!


 

Meet Our Trainers:

 

Paul Johnson is the Operations Manager for the County of Wellington overseeing winter maintenance on the roads for more than 30 years. He is one of the authors of the Environment Canada Code of Practice for the Environmental Management of Road Salts, a founding member and past chair of the Ontario Road Salt Management Group and Chairman of Training Committee APWA which developed the Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop .  Paul has been educating snow and ice professionals around the globe on the management of snow and ice control and is passionate about sharing his expertise with contractors like you.

 


 


 

Nichole Ashton brings 9 years of experience in the winter maintenance industry, most recently as Staffing and Training Coordinator. As part of an ambition to promote better operational methods and practices, Nichole has fed her quest for knowledge and learning by actively engaging with all aspects of the industry, and is a regular participant with the Snow and Ice Group for Landscape Ontario (LO), the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), Snow and Ice Control on Parking Lots and Sidewalks (SICOPS) and other stakeholder groups and networking opportunities.




Now retired with over 35 years of involvement in facilities operations and maintenance, much of which was with one of the largest institutions in London, Ontario, Jim has gained both an environmental and practical knowledge and approach to winter control operations. During his career Jim was able to build teams of highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals through a change in culture surrounding basic winter snow operations. Smart About Salt Council provided the impetus for a change at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and as a result salt use dropped 25% in the first year of program integration.

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