2019 Winter Roadeo – Township of Langley, BC

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Dates and Time:

Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 08:00 – 16:30

Location:

Township of Langley – Public Works Operations Centre
4700 – 224 Street
Langley, BC
V2Z 1N4

https://www.tol.ca/

Course Description:

Full day of winter maintenance training related snow removal, anti-icing, de-icing methods specific to the Metro Vancouver area and climate. Join the staff at the Township of Langley to learn about their approach, share and compare best practices and find some ideas to take back with you.

Event Schedule / Agenda:

7 Stations that groups of approx.. 15 people rotate through every 40 minutes, the stations are as follows (subject to change)

  • Tandem Sander/Plow Overview – How the equipment works and should be operated
  • Truck Roadeo – Obstacle course for class III drivers.  Practical hands on training, raising and lowering belly plow and front mount plow, pushing snow and tires, imitation railroad tracks etc.
  • Pre-Trip inspection – Highlights the importance of pre/post trip inspection, groups are divided up and perform a pre-trip inspection
  • Plowing Techniques – How to plow depending on road classification, road width etc.
  • Material Basics – Salt, Brine overview.  When do we use each material, when is effective/ineffective
  • Routes & Priorities – Discussion of our maps and priority ranking
  • Brine System / Loader – Practical hands on training of how to load your brine tank and how to use loader for picking up salt and depositing into our sander

Instructors:

Supervisors from Township of Langley

Cost:

$150 per person

Register:

https://events.eply.com/2019WinterRoadeo

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at anytime. Cancellations are permitted until October 31th and will be subject to a $30 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

 

 

PWABC Public Works Emerging Leaders Event – Powell River, BC

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Dates and Time:

Powell River – Wednesday September 25, 2019

Location:

Powell River Recreation Complex
5001 Joyce Ave
Powell River, BC

http://www.powellriver.ca

Agenda:

Time Topic
9:00am – 9:15am Welcome message!
9:15am – 10:30am Leadership/Supervisory Topic/Supervisory
(The transition from Worker to Leader)
10:40am – 11:40am Eecol Electric
Do’s & Don’ts of Utility Locating
11:45am – 12:45am Lunch & Mini-trade show
·  Vimar Equipment
·   Eecol Electric
· City of Powell River – Project display
12:45pm – 1:45pm WorkSafe BC
Due Diligence for Emerging Leaders
1:45pm – 2:00pm Closing message – PWABC
2:15pm to 3:30pm Tour – City of Powell River UV Facility

Cost:

$155 per person

Register:

https://events.eply.com/2019PWEL/virtual.aspx

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until September 18th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

 

 

Winter Maintenance Operator Certificate

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Dates and Location

Monday October 7, 2019: Fernie Curling Club, Fernie, BC
Wednesday October 9, 2019: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC

Time:  9am to 2pm

Description

This course content has been developed in by PWABC in collaboration with Vaisala and snow and ice professionals from the Salt Institute, Lethbridge and Minneapolis. It builds on the content delivered in 2018 and incorporates an introduction to best practices for operations staff responsible for snow removal and also includes tips for smaller municipalities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Preparations based on weather forecasts
  • Salt and sand applications, rates of application and speeds
  • Pre trips on plow equipment and loaders
  • Best practices to remove snow regionally i.e. roundabouts, driveways, bike lanes
  • Public education, outreach and social media i.e. responsibility to clear sidewalks
  • Liquid salt brine, application and precautions, pros and cons
  • Salt management, storing and handling
  • Snow plowing, preparation and equipment, precautions and hazards
  • Risk assessments for plowing, salting, sanding and brine applications
  • Use of RWIS (Road Weather Information Systems) in larger municipality
  • Use of Traffic Camera, CCTV, SCADA, AWL, and communication devices
  • Best practices for training new staff

Who should attend?

  • All levels of winter maintenance field staff;
  • Public works professionals new to winter maintenance;
  • Public works professionals looking to hear new ideas and gain different perspectives.

Instructors:

  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $149 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch. Free parking

Register: 

Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMOBurnaby

Fernie: https://events.eply.com/2019WMOFernie

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until September 30th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.

APWA Winter Maintenance Supervisors Workshops

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Dates and Location

Monday October 7, 2019: Fernie Ice Rink, Fernie BC
Wednesday October 9, 2019: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby, BC
Time
9am – 4pm

Description

This course provides a well-rounded overview of all aspects of snow and ice control for individuals charged with supervising their winter maintenance operations. The curriculum is developed by the American Public Works Association and is delivered by experienced Public Works professionals from Canada and the US.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Expand knowledge of planning and preparation
  • Increase understanding of winter weather and how it affects operations
  • Identify how to better use traditional and alternative chemicals
  • Consider what equipment is available and how to maintain it
  • Expand understanding of snow & ice control techniques
  • Appreciate the environmental impacts of winter maintenance policies

Who should attend?

  • Supervisors with winter maintenance responsibilities
  • Operators who aspire to be supervisors
  • Operators who want a greater understanding of winter maintenance processes

Instructors:

  • Mark DeVries, Vaisala
  • Bret Hodne, Public Work Director, City of West Des Moines
  • John Scharffbillig, Director of Fleet Services, City of Minneapolis
  • Lee Perkins, Transportation Operations Manager City of Lethbridge
  • Wilf Nixon, Vice President, Salt Institute

Cost: $349 plus GST includes morning coffee & lunch

Register: 

Burnaby: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSBurnaby

Sparwood/Fernie: https://events.eply.com/2019WMSFernie

Cancellation Policy:

Registration for this course can be transferred to another individual at any time. Cancellations are permitted until September 30th and will be subject to a $50 fee. No refunds are available after this date.