Winter Operation Series

Winter is a reality in Ontario, and maintaining safe and drivable roads during winter weather can be the public works manager’s biggest challenge. Proper staff training is essential to meeting your obligations and your residents’ expectations. Select the specific type of training you need from the following list.

“The course was very helpful, a new stepping stone and foundation for successful snow plowing.” – Town of Wasaga Beach, Front End Loader

Front End Loader Plow
Each attendee receives a combination of classroom theory and practical hands on training.

Motor Grader-Snowplow
The training program begins with a one day (approx. 7 hours) classroom course for the student operator combined with hands on training sessions.

Pick-up Truck with Plow
A half day classroom session combined with a practical testing. There is an option for on-road assessment.

Sidewalk Plow
This course provides the fundamentals of safety, equipment characteristics, operation and maintenance that apply to the sidewalk plow. Each student will receive a combination of classroom/theory and practical/hands-on training.


This program, when paired with Front End Loader training, is a half-day (approximately 4 hours) classroom course for the student operator at a venue within the municipality/organization.

Snow Plow Defensive Driving Course (DDC)
This course is designed to help your employees become the most safety-conscious snowplow operators on the road.

Snow Plow Operator 1.2
This one day plus course is designed as a refresher for experienced snow plow operators.

Snowplow – Classroom Only
This one day course covers the classroom portion of snowplow training. Students spend approximately 7 hours in class learning the theory of snowplow operation.

Snowplow – One Person Plowing
A combination of classroom theory and practical hands on training.

Tractor Loader Backhoe Snowplow
This course provides the fundamentals for safe operation and maintenance of a tractor loader backhoe snowplow.

Winter Patroller
Winter maintenance patrollers require comprehensive knowledge of specific subjects. This one day course provides the scope of topics required.