Training Available

Winter Patroller

In the winter, the most important source of information comes from your employees out on the job. They are your eyes for determining where the problems are. And the first person who should be out patrolling your roads is your Winter Patroller. Their job is to find potential problems and allocate the necessary resources to that area before it is too late. They need to know when it is time to salt versus sand, or vice versa. They need to know that the temperature of the road is dropping and that the slush will soon become ice. In order to have the right tools to make the right decisions at the right time they need the most comprehensive and up-to-date training available!

Onsite Training Options

Please contact us if you are interested in onsite training for your team. We will provide you with customized quote to meet your needs.

Who Should Attend

Any person responsible for winter patrolling.

Classroom Topics of Discussion

Approx. 7 hrs.

  • Weather/RWIS overview and the role weather info and storm patterns play in determining the correct maintenance response for each winter event
  • Weather 101
  • Characteristics of common Ontario winter weather patterns
  • Name and define basic weather terminology
  • Road Weather
    • Recognize fundamental RWIS atmospheric and pavement components
    • Discuss applicable strategies for variety of storm events and resultant road surface conditions
  • Winter Minimum Maintenance Standards
  • MMS legal concepts as they apply to winter road maintenance
  • Discussion
    • Review real life cases
    • What could have been done better?
    • Who is at fault and why?
  • Winter patrol documentation
  • Procedures
  • Policy - task oriented
  • Record keeping /accident reporting necessary in the defense of claims
  • Forms
    • What needs to be recorded?
  • Review of pre-wetting, anti-icing and de-icing technology
  • Concepts main snow/ice control strategies

Main equipment, materials and other resources required to effect successful anti-deicing strategies

Documentation Provided

Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion