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1 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Groomer Operator Training Resource Guide Chapter 6: Record Keeping

2 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Record Keeping The importance of keeping accurate and complete records cannot be overemphasized. The importance of keeping accurate and complete records cannot be overemphasized. Good records are an important management tool, promote adherence to procedures, and may help limit liability should problems occur. Good records are an important management tool, promote adherence to procedures, and may help limit liability should problems occur.

3 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Record Keeping It is the responsibility of everyone to keep good records, particularly in respect to preventative maintenance and safety management. It is the responsibility of everyone to keep good records, particularly in respect to preventative maintenance and safety management. But if records are kept, they should be used. Don’t just file’em & forget’em. Rather, use them to analyze performance and measure improvements. But if records are kept, they should be used. Don’t just file’em & forget’em. Rather, use them to analyze performance and measure improvements.

4 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Recommended Forms Grooming programs should develop forms to suit their needs. Various sample forms that can be important to the management of a successful grooming program include: Grooming programs should develop forms to suit their needs. Various sample forms that can be important to the management of a successful grooming program include: Daily Groomer Operator’s Log Daily Groomer Operator’s Log Grooming Equipment Maintenance Requests Grooming Equipment Maintenance Requests Vehicle Reports and Maintenance Records Vehicle Reports and Maintenance Records Corrective Action Form Corrective Action Form

5 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Daily Groomer Operator’s Log Form Important to document with a running log where and when each vehicle was used. Important to document with a running log where and when each vehicle was used. Document hours and odometer readings. Also record remarks about unusual events. Document hours and odometer readings. Also record remarks about unusual events. Some incorporate daily pre- and post-operation checklists. Some incorporate daily pre- and post-operation checklists. Recommend attaching maps with ‘highlights’ to mark segments which were groomed. This helps to visually document the work that was done. Recommend attaching maps with ‘highlights’ to mark segments which were groomed. This helps to visually document the work that was done.

6 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators SAMPLE DAILY GROOMING LOG Date ______________ Area ___________________________ Operator __________________ Sequence of Trails Groomed ______________________________________________________ Tractor __________________Implements ____________________________ Width _______ Operator’s Time: In _______ Out _______Total Operator Hours _____________________ Odometer Begin ________ Odometer End ________ Total Miles Groomed ________ Hour Meter Begin ________ Hour Meter End ________Total Tractor Hours _________ Temperature Range _______________ Inches of New Snow _______ Traffic _____________ Weather (circle all that apply): Clear Cloudy Sunny Windy Snowing Raining Other: __________ Remarks: ______________________________________________________________________ Pre-Shift Check List (Warm Up tractor for a minimum of 10 minutes) ___ Fuel Tank Full ________ amt. added ___ Belts ___ Gauges ___ Track Grousers ___ Engine Oil_____ amt. added___ Lights___ Wipers___ Track Belts ___ Hydraulic Oil _____ amt. added ___ Battery ___ Mirrors ___ Track Tension ___ Anti-Freeze _____ amt. added ___ Beacon ___ Radio/Phone ___ Track Wheels ___ Wiper Fluid _____ amt. added ___ Tools ___ Shovel ___ Hydraulic Hoses ___ Fire Extinguisher ___ Ice Scraper ___ Flashlight ___ Implements ___ Survival Gear Checked Out By: ____________________________________ End of Shift / Shut-Down Checklist (Idle tractor for a minimum of 10 minutes) ___ Fill Fuel Tank _________ amt. added ___ Water Separator Checked ___ Shoveled Off ___ Implements in Down Position ___ Brake On ___ Plugged In ___ Key Off ___ Radio/Phone Off___ Maintenance Needs Recorded___ Daily Log Completed Average Gauge Readings During Run: Engine RPM _________ Engine Temperature ________ Oil Pressure __________ Hydraulic Temperature _________ Checked In By: _________________________________ Special Notes, General Comments, Repair Work Needed, Explain Any Downtime, etc. in space below:

7 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Grooming Equipment Maintenance Requests The groomer operator has an important role in overall preventive maintenance of the equipment. But they may not be a “mechanic,” so they need clear instructions as to what to check and how to tell if it’s good or bad. The groomer operator has an important role in overall preventive maintenance of the equipment. But they may not be a “mechanic,” so they need clear instructions as to what to check and how to tell if it’s good or bad. Checklists provide an easy format to help communicate maintenance needs to the grooming manager and to mechanics. Checklists provide an easy format to help communicate maintenance needs to the grooming manager and to mechanics.

8 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators ITEMOKNOCOMMENTSITEMOKNOCOMMENTS FuelSAMPLESteering Motor Oil CHECKLISTBrakes Hydraulic Oil Controls Transmission Oil Heater/AC Anti-FreezeMirrors Washer Fluid Wipers Brake Fluid Beacon Hydraulics Backup Alarm TransmissionWindows Rear End Engine Temp Tracks/Tires Hydraulic Temp Front Blade Transmission Temp Drive Belts Gauges AlternatorRadio/Phone Hoses Air Filter ExhaustHorn Leaks SMV Sign Loose Bolts Linkage/Tie Rods Loose Objects Hitch Teeth/EdgesLights

9 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Vehicle/Equipment Reports and Maintenance Records Every vehicle or piece of equipment should have its own log to track daily hours, miles (km), fuel consumption, maintenance, and repairs. Every vehicle or piece of equipment should have its own log to track daily hours, miles (km), fuel consumption, maintenance, and repairs. Monthly logs can easily combine use and maintenance records on the front and back of the same pages. Monthly logs can easily combine use and maintenance records on the front and back of the same pages.

10 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators DateOperatorGal./L Of Fuel BeginHoursEndHours Description of Activities 1 Sample Vehicle Report (partial = see page 99) Totals:Fuel:Hours:

11 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Engine Oil: Change & Add ATF Grease & Lube Anti-Freeze Washer Fluid Sample Record page Fluids – Total Cost $: See Page 100 Oil Filter Transmission Filter Air Filter Cleaned Air Filter Replaced Fuel Filter Axle Bearing/set WashersSmall Large Bogie Wheel – small Bogie Wheel – large Ice Breaker Wheel Drive Sprocket Track Belt

12 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Corrective Action Form Groomer operators are often the best “eyes and ears” for the trail system given the regularity and frequency they travel the trails. Groomer operators are often the best “eyes and ears” for the trail system given the regularity and frequency they travel the trails. Operators may likely identify conditions on or directly adjacent to trail that need correcting. Providing a form for them to make “reporting” easy helps overall trail safety and risk management. Operators may likely identify conditions on or directly adjacent to trail that need correcting. Providing a form for them to make “reporting” easy helps overall trail safety and risk management.

13 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators CORRECTIVE ACTION REQUEST PART 1 – Condition Needing Attention: Location: Recommended Action: Reported By:Date: ********************************************** PART 2 – Corrective Action Taken: Verified By:Date:

14 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 1.Groomer operators’ only purpose is to groom trails and therefore should not concern themselves with watching for unsafe situations or missing signs along trails or reporting these situations to the Grooming Manager. True or False 2.Record keeping is a nice thing to do and should be done only when an operator has time for it. True or False

15 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 1.Groomer operators’ only purpose is to groom trails and therefore should not concern themselves with watching for unsafe situations or missing signs along trails or reporting these situations to the Grooming Manager. False 2.Record keeping is a nice thing to do and should be done only when an operator has time for it. False

16 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 3.It is important to track fuel, labor, maintenance and other operating costs, along with the number of hours that are required to groom an area’s trails, to determine per hour or per mile/km grooming costs. True or False

17 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 3.It is important to track fuel, labor, maintenance and other operating costs, along with the number of hours that are required to groom an area’s trails, to determine per hour or per mile/km grooming costs. True

18 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 4.A Daily Operator’s Log can: a) be a waste of time b) help document trails groomed, unusual events, and equipment use c) increase liability d) none of the above

19 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 Quiz 4.A Daily Operator’s Log can: a) be a waste of time b) help document trails groomed, unusual events, and equipment use c) increase liability d) none of the above

20 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators Chapter 6 – Training Program Photo & Illustration Credits Kim Raap – Trails Work Consulting Project Manager Kim Raap – Trails Work Consulting 4015 S. Brady Court – Sioux Falls, SD (605) Contact IASA at

21 International Association of Snowmobile Administrators ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & DISCLAIMER ACKNOWLEDGEMENT & DISCLAIMER This series of Power Point training slides has been produced to accompany Chapters 1 – 6 of Guidelines for Snowmobile Trail Groomer Operator Training – A Resource Guide for Trail Grooming Managers and Equipment Operators which was produced by the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators (IASA) in This project has been produced by IASA, with financial assistance from the Recreational Trails Program administered by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), to aid local operator training. This training program is disseminated under the sponsorship of the Department of Transportation in the interest of information exchange. The United States Government assumes no liability for the contents or use thereof. The contents of this program do not constitute a standard, specification, or regulation. Special recognition is given to the many agencies, companies, and individuals whose photos have been used for demonstration purposes in this project. Sponsors of this project do not endorse products or manufacturers. Trade and manufacturer’s names appear in this training program only because they are considered essential to the object of these training slides. Copyright © 2007 Owned by the International Association of Snowmobile Administrators. All Rights Reserved.


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