The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) has announced ELM as the first company in the country to earn the Advanced Snow Manager (ASM) title after employees individually completed (and passed) a four-part, snow operations training program set by the organization. ELM currently has 10 Advanced Snow Managers on staff – the most for any single company.
The ASM training program provides quality, accessible safety and operational training for snow operations professionals, designed around the following values:
- Serious Training – Building an effective, quality training program for snow operations is challenging. SIMA has made it easy to create consistent, reliable training for operations managers and operators.
- Stronger People – Strength of service is only as good as the people who power it. The ASM program helps build confidence and leadership and empowers snow personnel to become more efficient and knowledgeable during snow events.
- Safer Operations – ASM focuses on creating a culture that rewards safety and seeks to reduce the chance of injuries, and service failure. This includes standardized methods of organizing and documenting work that occurs onsite.
“As a company that has been delivering safe, effective and timely snow services to some of Fairfield County’s largest, difficult and demanding sites for nearly 40 years, the ASM training was a natural next step for us,” says Bruce T. Moore, Sr., President/CEO, of ELM. “The ASM training program focuses on delivering better training, stronger people, and safer operations. This comprehensive, four-step training process further attests our dedication to safety, team leadership, and operational best practices. It is what will differentiate our expertise from the competition, and ultimately, continue to exceed our clients’ expectations.”
The self-paced, interactive training program includes four certificate courses: Core Principles, Plowing Operations, Sidewalk Operations, and Ice Management. ELM managers completed all four courses, and took a quiz at the end of each to assess knowledge. Upon passing the four tests, they were awarded the ASM designation, an official training credential from SIMA.