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What plans do you have in place in case of an emergency while out plowing?

Discussion in 'Snow Management Safety & Training' started by Michael J. Donovan, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    What plans do you have in place in case of an emergency while out plowing?

    If an emergency were to happen while you are out in a storm, what plans do you have in place to deal with it? Do you have a plan in case a health-related issue or disaster strikes during a winter event?

    Please share your ideas, plans, etc. to handle such a situation
     
  2. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    What's with all the health questions? Did you just sign some insurance company up to sponsor the site and sell insurance for health issues while plowing or something?
     
  3. Michael J. Donovan

    Michael J. Donovan Head Moderator, Online Communities Staff Member
    Messages: 1,051

    it is for Snow Safety Week for SIMA :waving:
     
  4. nepatsfan

    nepatsfan Senior Member
    Messages: 727

    ahhhh......ok
     
  5. nixray

    nixray Senior Member
    Messages: 163

    For personall health issues (year round) I have "ICE"- contacts programmed. As well as contact info as my back ground (on iPhone). I also make sure I have the typical emergency kit in my truck. Plus, extra socks/gloves/jacket and hi-viz gear. Jumper cables and a booster box. And a rechargeable spot light (1 million candle power. Big enough to land a 747).
    I make sure someone knows my route. And the expected completion time.
    In addition to a scanner to notify me of wrecks/road closers.
     
  6. BC Handyman

    BC Handyman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,852

    :laughing: Didn't you get the memo(well email)

    I pesonaly don't have to worry about natural disasters luckily, but I do keep my cell charged, I keep a charger in truck, I also have a more then basic first aid kit, abc 5lb fire extingusher, along with a saftey kit(water, gloves, touqe, space blanket, flashlight, candle, tow rope, jumpers ect.) Since we are talking winter I would also have shovels, salt & sand with me, as well as I always wear high vis jacket or sweater while doing snow & ice.
     
  7. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    911

    Any employee who is injured or has an emergency while at work is automatically terminated 5 minutes before the incident.
     
  8. kimber750

    kimber750 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,648

    Back up shovelers and drivers on call since the job still needs to get done.
     
  9. peteo1

    peteo1 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,659

    Thumbs Up:D:drinkup:

     
  10. Blizzard1980

    Blizzard1980 Senior Member
    Messages: 186

    Lol. My ex-boss always said " you're fired before you hit the ground"
     
  11. Superior L & L

    Superior L & L PlowSite Veteran
    from MI
    Messages: 3,039

    Emergency plan ? Lol. Phone and charger !!!!!
     
  12. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    xysport
    No one claiming :gunsfiring:
    Odd.
     
  13. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,512

    I suppose a few don't want to be used by a Magazine for content.
     
  14. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    :nod:
    I remember several threads going back over the years before CCW was so wide spread. Many had claimed to have self protection. Bad neighbor hoods, etc.

    Then there was the other plowers that I remember several claiming they had enough adult liquid aid to get them through the coldest of nights. Wonder why plowers get a bad name :dizzy:
     
  15. JB1

    JB1 Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    we have an emergency pack in all trucks and equipment and a paramedic on staff.
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,857

    I may or may not be armed.

    Same for one of my guys.
     
  17. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 8,512


    How did you get this from what I posted?:rolleyes:


    As with a couple of other Q's raised my Mike, they were fishing for info for articles to be printed in their magazine.

    I can see were folks would/could be reluctant to be pimped for this info for a $$$ gain at their expense.

    Ps, I have arms,xysport 2 of them.

    Mark,The arm less plower, now that is a article...

    ho ya he could have them we just don't know.
     
  18. scottL

    scottL PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,600

    That's funny xysport

    Emergency plan.....First define 'emergency'. Operations, medical, mechanical, family, ......:confused:

    Give an example and then we might just have some better responses :cool:
     
  19. Totallawncare

    Totallawncare Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    Gps tracking systems in all vehicles help us know where every truck is. Not only safety concerns but how they are progressing on there route. This is a good tool to fight law suits as well
     
  20. rjk512

    rjk512 Member
    Messages: 43

    I do a small neighborhood route on a tractor but still over-prepare, should something go wrong. Especially considering that it's pretty easy to get that thing stuck in bad conditions.

    Always keep a phone (with ICE contacts/info loaded) on me for phone calls/texts, radar, WX info. In addition to the phone I carry a portable radio which kind of serves a few purposes - calling back to home, calling others that I'm working with, and monitoring for any local PD/FD updates because usually you can get a pretty good idea of the snowfall and weather conditions through what they say.

    Besides that... I always try to carry a knife or multi tool. Also a bandana or something to wrap a cut or anything like that (if needed) and some other miscellaneous things.