Landscape Live! Insight of the Night: Annual snow training

December 5, 2013 -  By

Last night on Landscape Live! Tom Canete, owner of Canete Snow Management in Wayne, N.J., shared a wealth of knowledge about how snow and ice managers can improve their efficiencies before, during and after snow events to protect their businesses while still maintaining profits.Landscape Live! logo

One of the many insights Canete provided revolved around preparatory training for his employees and his many subcontractors. About a month prior to snow season he rounds up his key people, rents a meeting room at a hotel and provides a full day of training, including catered meals. Canete and his managers conduct a PowerPoint presentation where they review safety procedures, paperwork and their expectations of what a quality job looks like.

Although many of Canete’s employees have years of experience, he’s found this one meeting to be an excellent review as well as an opportunity to go over new policies and procedures. Although he says this meeting requires a significant expense, the cost is minimal compared to the cost savings associated with minimizing potential errors, customer complaints and accidents, either with vehicles or slip-and-fall injuries.

Show: Snow, Sleet or Hail Mary: Managing MetLife Stadium
Guest: Tom Canete, owner of Canete Snow Management, Wayne, N.J.

Date: Dec. 4, 2013

Marisa Palmieri

About the Author:

Marisa Palmieri is an experienced Green Industry editor who's won numerous awards for her coverage of the landscape and golf course markets from the Turf & Ornamental Communicators Association (TOCA), the Press Club of Cleveland and the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE). In 2007, ASBPE named her a Young Leader. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism, cum laude, from Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism.

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