As with most businesses that deal with commercial needs, certain standards of operation must be met by snow management services. An executive committee of the Accredited Snow Contractors Association came together to formulate, and adopt the principles that its member companies will need to adhere to in order to earn ISO certification, and win the respect of their industry.
An ISO certification assures potential customers that the service they are considering has met qualifications, and subscribes to the policies set up by the ASCA, including the risk factors that are concerned. This means that a customer who contracts with a specific snow removal service, that is ISO-certified is far less liable for a frivolous lawsuit.
A certified snow removal service will have a plan of action for dealing with the various weather conditions that they may be faced with – from issues that arise during an average snowfall, to an all out emergency situation. In order to be ready for every possible circumstance, the service will need to be aware of changing conditions, and so will be in constant touch with moment to moment forecast revisions.
Pre-planning is essential to readiness. Your snow removal service will rely on the effectiveness of their anti-icing materials to prevent extreme buildups, and anti-icing can actually eliminate having to shovel at all when snowfall is at a minimum. The professional application of an anti-icing agent will diminish the need for de icing later, the customer. which will in turn cut down on labor, and material expenses for you, the customer.