If you wish to become a volunteer or paid grooming operator for any club within the UCSR you must follow these steps:

  1. Contact your club grooming coordinator (who is appointed by the UCSR District Board based on recommendations from the club Presidents). A complete this may be found here.
  2. Club Grooming Coordinators will discuss their requirements, operations, and expectations with you. You should be prepared to discuss your experience, training, and availability.
  3. Club Grooming Coordinators will recommend or not recommend potential Grooming Operators to the District Grooming Coordinator.
  4. Each Groomer Operator (new or seasoned, paid or volunteer) must complete a new UCSR Groomer Operator Employment Application each year. A recommendation from the Club Grooming Coord will be required.
  5. District Grooming Coordinator, with support from the District Manager, will approve or not approve new or returning Grooming Operators.
  6. Groomer Operators must provide the following documentation to support their employee file and payroll requirements:
    1. UCSR Application;
    2. Copy of Glass G or M Driver’s License (or higher);
    3. TD1;
    4. TD1ON ;
    5. Direct Funds Transfer (DFT) info for payroll; and
    6. UCSR Employee Agreement (to be provided by UCSR).
  7.  Groomer Operators will complete various training packages. Previous training and certification will be accepted. Training includes:
    1. Snow-Groomer Online Training conducted by UCSR through OFSC;
    2. Snow-Groomer Practical Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator;
      1. Grooming Equipment Operation and Maintenance Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator;
      2. OFSC Log sheets and Pre/Post Season Inspections Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator;
    3. Health and Safety Awareness Training conducted by UCSR;
    4. WHMIS Overview Refresher Training conducted by UCSR;
    5. Health and Safety Policies and Safe Operating Procedures conducted by UCSR;
    6. Risk Management Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    7. Trail Guideline Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    8. Signage Guideline Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    9. Annual Refresher conducted by UCSR;
    10. Optional Chainsaw Course conducted by UCSR;
    11. First Aid Training (optional as needed); and
    12. Fire Extinguisher Training (optional as needed).

The Annual Refesher will be offered in an in-person session, an online zoom sesson, and in a self-study format. New and seasoned operators will be required to complete one of these sessions. Dates and locations will be confirmed in the fall 2022.

Notes:

(1) District Manager will complete the Driver License Abstracts

(2) OFSC Groomer Operator training is valid for 5 years.

(3) WHMIS and Health & Safety training completed in 2020/2021 is valid for 3 years. All those operators who completed the training last year are valid for this year  

(4) OFSC Groomer Operator training is valid for 5 years.

(5) OFSC miscellaneous training completed online in 2020/2021 and onward will be accepted for 5 years. All those operators who completed the training last year are valid for this year

  • Training Requirements – Previous training and certification will be accepted. If new or seasoned Groomer Operators do not have a valid certificate for the training listed, they must email training@ucsr.ca with the following information: First Name, Last Name, email, phone number and club so that training can be organized;
  1. OFSC Groomer Operator course. Valid for 5 years. Operators will be issued an individualized weblink for OFSC’s Snow-Groomer Online Training (Each weblink is only valid for the person it is issued to;
  2. WHMIS Overview training from Canada Safety Training Centre. Valid for 3 years. Login at https://www.canadasafetytraining.com/accountlogin.aspx
  3. Workplace Health and Safety from Canada Safety Training Centre. Valid for 3 years. Login at https://www.canadasafetytraining.com/accountlogin.aspx
  4. OFSC misc training (signage, risk, covid, safe refueling, etc). Valid for 5 years. Login: https://forms.gle/62afhcdF9BgbeiuX8
  5. UCSR Groomer Operator Evaluation Checklist (Practical) is valid for 5 years.