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Southeast College and SPRA are looking for host communities for the delivery of the College’s Power Mobile Equipment Training for Ice Resurfacers course in fall 2022. 

This course is designed to focus on the safe operation of Ice Resurfacers (e.g. Zambonis) through classroom conversation and practical assessment. This course is NOT a learn-to-operate course. 

Participants must have the necessary experience to comply with Table 14 of the Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and have a minimum of 16 hours of practice operating an Ice Resurfacer. 

If interested in hosting a course and would like to learn more, please contact Darcy Nolte at Southeast College (dnotle@southeastcollege.org) or Tim Hanna at SPRA ( thanna@spra.sk.ca) and we will provide you with a host document.

Powered Mobile Equipment (PME) Ice Resurfacer Course offered through Southeast College
Course Description: Covers theories of equipment operation, government regulations, and safe operating practices including: OH&S training requirements, background of the original ice resurfacer, circle check and pre-operational inspection of the machine as well as safe operation and maintenance.

Anatomy of the machine covered will include:
  • The warning labels
  • Operator Manual
  • The requirement of a fire extinguisher
  • Fuel
  • Mounting and dismounting the machine
  • The operators station floor and seat
  • The Controls and Dashboard Headlights and Brake lights
  • Backup alarms
  • Water levers
  • Augers and auger controls
  • Blade adjustment
  • Conditioner and conditioner controls
  • Plunger/snow breaker
  • Snow Bin and controls
  • Board brush and bumper wheels
  • Tire wash
  • Engine and hydraulics
  • Flood and wash water tanks including their controls
  • Blades and blade replacement
  • Flood towel and squeegee
  • Edging units and brushes

Includes hands-on training and evaluation. The practical skills portion will require the learner to take the theory and apply either by demonstration or verbally the correct techniques and practices to safely operate and maintain the machine.