Winter Maintenance

Apporpriate for:

All those responsible for operating road gritting machines and snow clearing machinery.

Course objectives:

To provide staff with relevant information to enable them to operate the machinery safely and effectively.

Course outline:

  • Inspecting and checking vehicles for safety and roadworthiness
  • Inspecting ploughs and practice at mounting/dismounting (if applicable)
  • Explanation of spreader controls
  • Weather forecasting technology
  • Effects of salt on environment
  • Need for calibration and correct metering and distribution
  • Salt mining, storage, handling and suitability
  • Health and safety at work
  • Protective clothing
  • Weighing and record keeping
  • Washing down and parking of vehicles