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;
    3. Workplace Health and Safety Awareness Training conducted by UCSR;
    4. Health and Safety Awareness Training conducted by UCSR;
    5. WHMIS Overview Refresher Training conducted by UCSR;
    6. Grooming Equipment Operation and Maintenance Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator;
    7. OFSC Log sheets and Pre/Post Season Inspections Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator;
    8. Health and Safety Policies and Safe Operating Procedures conducted by UCSR;
    9. Risk Management Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    10. Trail Guideline Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    11. Signage Guideline Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR;
    12. Optional Chainsaw Course conducted by UCSR;
    13. First Aid Training (optional as needed);
    14. Fire Extinguisher Training (optional as needed); and
    15. COVID-19 Refresher Training conducted by your Club Grooming Coordinator or UCSR.

Two in-person meetings / training sessions are scheduled for 2021/2022. New and seasoned operators are expected to attend one (but not both) of these sessions. These sessions will also be open to volunteers completing trail work.  We are hopeful to collect must of the required paper at that time. Formal details will be released shortly. Dates and locations:

  • 2 Oct 2021, Kemptville Snowmobile Klub, 9am to 3pm, lunch provided; or
  • 16 Oct 2021, TBD in the east end of the district, 9am to 3pm, lunch provided.

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 will be accepted for 3 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 3 years. Login: https://forms.gle/62afhcdF9BgbeiuX8
  5. UCSR Groomer Operator Evaluation Checklist (Practical). Valid for 2021-2022.