Mechanical Broom Sweeper Safety Instructor Kit


The kit contains:

Mechanical Broom Sweeper Instructor Spiral- contains instructor tips, instructor guide, and a practical hands-on evaluation guideline

Thumb Drive- contains PowerPoint presentation, forms, and regulations

*In order to comply with CTS training standards, each trainee must have their own study guide.  All material is protected by copyright law and may not be copied or reproduced.


Mechanical Broom Sweeper training complies with training requirements established by The Occupational Safety & Health Act, Subpart O, Section 1926 Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations and Subpart W, Section 1926 Rollover Structures and Overhead Guards. Mechanical Broom Sweeper training will cover all applicable SAE standards and how to protect workers from several hazards associated with operating and maintaining these machines.

Topics Presented in Class:

  1. Regulations
  2. Operator Factors
  3. Types of Sweepers
  4. Power Sources
  5. Operator’s Compartment
  6. Operator Manuals
  7. Safety Features
  8. Decals
  9. Personal Protective Equipment
  10. Inspections
    1. Pre-Use
    2. Workplace
  11. Unsafe Conditions
  12. Accidents
    1. Examples
    2. Prevention
      • Using a Spotter
    3. Environmental Hazards
    4. Energized Power Lines
      1. Operator Error
      2. Power Line Emergencies
    5. Mounting and Dismounting
    6. Engine Starting
    7. Engine and Hydraulics Warm-Up
    8. Operating the Sweeping Core
    9. Chain and Paddle vs. Conveyor Belt
    10. Extending Brush Life
    11. Broom Wafers
    12. Sweeping Tips
    13. Driving Precautions
    14. Working Around the Sweeper
    15. Towing Procedures
    16. Sweeper Shutdown
    17. Sweeper Refueling
    18. Written Exam

Mechanical Broom Sweeper Hands-on and Evaluation

  1. Complete Pre-use Inspections
  2. Evaluate trainee on a Mechanical Broom Sweeper on a work-related course
    1. Review evaluation with trainee
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