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Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator - SIRO
Friday, February 22, 2013
Victoria Road Recreation Centre, 151 Victoria Rd N, Guelph, ON
Instructor: Terry Piche, RRFA, CIT
The Safe Ice Resurfacer Operator awareness workshop is an introduction or refresher to ice resurfacer operations. Health and Safety laws require that employers provide annual training to all workers on all chemicals and equipment that are present in the workplace. This workshop utilizes the on-site ice resurfacer, as it takes the worker through the necessary pre-flood, flood, daily and weekly maintenance inspection activities.
Ultimately, the ice resurfacer manufacturers owner's manual will guide each workplace however; the SIRO workshop is an accumulation of known incidents involving an ice resurfacer that have resulted in worker injury while reviewing proven “industry best practices” in hopes of avoiding future accidents. The workshop reinforces the benefit of a “log book” to maintain the ice resurfacer in top form. This important tool will not only help reduce the potential for down time, it will also create a permanent record of maintenance and upkeep activities to help guide replacement or major overhauls of the unit.
Workers conducting a quick inspection of their equipment, while knowing what to look for as potential problem areas prior to moving the ice resurfacer can avoid 99% of all equipment failures on the ice. Remember, that as soon as the wheels cross the threshold onto the ice, the operator in control is now responsible for all incidents related to the equipments operation or failure. If your current employees arrive at work and “get on it and drive” this workshop is for them.
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