We have a variety of equipment pieces here at Xtreme Snow Pros. It’s a necessity if we want to be fully prepared to answer every call and beckon from our commercial clients when the wintery weather comes in. From ice and hail storms to wet sleet and mountains of snow, there are a variety of winter weather conditions we have to respond to for close to 7-months out of the year. In order to be effective, we have a fleet of equipment that covers parking lots, roadways, sidewalks, and more.
As a result, we require our team members to be adept in all of our equipment offerings, ensuring they understand the difference and when to leverage each piece of equipment for different scenarios. We want our TeamX members to be autonomous, which brings us to the next portion of our summer Snow Boot Camp: present and new equipment.
We include a two-part training when it comes to our equipment: that of the classroom and that of the field. We kick off our large equipment training in the classroom, where we begin absolutely everything we do here at Xtreme Snow Pros.
We require TeamX members to sit through training sessions in which we go over our tech apps, the mechanics of each machine, how to address small repairs, and proper usage of the equipment. Once the classroom sessions complete, it’s time to take it out into the field.
During our hands-on training, we require everyone to demonstrate:
Operation: We own many pieces of equipment to get the job done; tractors, loaders, and skid steers, that provide very different services for our clients. During these training days, we require everyone to take turns on each machine, demonstrating they know how to operate each machine properly when the pressure is on. We cater to everyone’s strengths as management and supervisors teams are performing assessment tests as each TeamX member is training so each person may be assigned to the piece of equipment they have the most knowledge and comfortability with. Utilizing mulch in place of snow provides them with a real hands-on training experience, so they may get the feel and understanding of the equipments vital operation.
Management Ability: Lastly, we assess overall management ability. We ensure our team members are able to operate the machines safely, while also making smart calls and on-the-go tune-ups if something goes wrong out in the field.
We do all of this during the summer and fall months, ensuring our team members are trained and ready to go for when the Northeastern winter hits us faster than we typically expect. We’re happy to see Winter 2017.18 finally dissipate, but as we all know, Winter 2018.19 will be here before we know it.