Creating Common Ground
Take the time to adopt better practices for snow and ice management.
Download the Best Practices Guidelines
View more information and download SIMA's current best practices guidelines by clicking the links below.
SIMA members can also access the SIMA Best Practices Guidelines here.
Best Practices Checklist
This tool can be used by anyone who is seeking to hire snow & ice management services, and by snow removal contractors themselves, to assess the various attributes that make up a professional, quality snow management operation.
Standard Glossary of Terms
The glossary is a general reference designed to help all industry stakeholders communicate more effectively. It defines key terms used in the procuring, selling, planning, implementing, and legal defense of professional snow & ice management services in North America.
Best Practices in Snow
This 52-week visual timeline was created to help facilities and property managers, snow service providers, and snow industry suppliers align on a general schedule to streamline the RFP and contract negotiation process to ensure sites are ready before winter begins.
Best Practices for
Sustainable Salt Use
This guideline serves as an informal audit of any site, company, or organization that utilizes salts to deice or anti-ice. It provides a set of policies and activities that can reduce salt output, with the goal of increasing the training, knowledge, and skill of the organization.
Quality RFP Creation
and Best Practices
Knowing how to describe your service requirements in a snow and ice management RFP can be difficult due to variable winter weather. This document organizes the service procurement process to aid in the creation of RFPs, contracts, and monitoring procedures.
Procurement and Planning Standard
All parties related to commercial snow and ice management are constantly pushed to maintain higher levels of service, manage environmental impact, and mitigate slip and fall liability.