Snow Plow Safety Reminders


Winter is just around the corner, and with it, snow and the need to plow the streets. While you may be new to plowing or have years of experience, here are some reminders to help keep you, your employees, and the public safe.

All snow plow drivers should be properly trained on the equipment, the truck, and the routes to be plowed. Make sure before going out that the truck is in proper working order, as is the plow equipment. They should be properly and thoroughly inspected prior to hitting the roadways. Proper maintenance of the truck and equipment will minimize down time and breakdowns on the roadway. Inspect the lights and brakes, the windshield wipers, and defroster. Are the flashers in proper working order and are the horns and back up alarm operational? Inspect the plow bolts and chains, the spreader and auger. Do you have a flare and other safety equipment on board in the event of an accident or emergency?  For more...