Smart About Salt Council (SASC) Trained Operator/Winter Maintenance Contractor

Smart About Salt Council training for operators is available online in English and French or as a one-day program including the in-class exam that provides an overview of the key aspects of salt management.  

Lessons cover 14 modules including the importance of equipment calibration, snow clearing techniques, and the all-important business elements of managing your risk.  Download the full course outline here

This training program has been developed for:

•        Owners and staff who conduct snow and ice control operations;

•        Owners and staff who are responsible for operation and application decisions; and,

•        Suppliers of salts/brine and other de-icing or traction materials.

Becoming Smart About Salt now is good business for the future of your business. Check our event listings below to find an Operator Training date near you and register now!

Meet Our Trainers:


Paul Johnson was the Operations Manager for the County of Wellington overseeing winter maintenance on the roads for more than 30 years. He is one of the authors of the Environment Canada Code of Practice for the Environmental Management of Road Salts, a founding member and past chair of the Ontario Road Salt Management Group and Chairman of Training Committee APWA which developed the Winter Maintenance Supervisor Certificate Workshop .  Paul has been educating snow and ice professionals around the globe on the management of snow and ice control and is passionate about sharing his expertise with contractors like you.




Nichole Ashton brings significant experience in the winter maintenance industry, most recently as an industry-specific corporate trainer. As part of an ambition to promote better operational methods and practices, Nichole has fed her quest for knowledge and learning by actively engaging with all aspects of the industry, and is a regular participant with the Snow and Ice Group for Landscape Ontario (LO), the Snow and Ice Management Association (SIMA), Snow and Ice Control on Parking Lots and Sidewalks (SICOPS) and other stakeholder groups and networking opportunities.

© Smart About Salt Council.  Smart About Salt is a trademark and the Smart About Salt logo is a registered trademark of the Smart About Salt Council.

 Terms of Use  Refund Policy  Privacy Statement

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software