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Street Sweeper Training & Certification

Hard Hat Training courses meet all training requirements set by OSHA and CSA.


We Offer Three Types of Street Sweeper Safety Trainings

Our regulation-aligned Street Sweeper certification courses are updated to reflect the most recent changes made to safety standards. Whether you want a certification in as little as two hours, or a more robust training, we can help! We offer online trainings that can be completed in a day, DIY training kits that provide training materials, Train the Trainer certifications that certify individuals to train others and provide training materials, or onsite training. No matter what you choose, we can get you what you want, at a price you can afford.

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Online Training

Online training is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location and/or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores.

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Training Kits

The training kit is for those who want the freedom of doing the training themselves. It is an PowerPoint Presentation (PPT) that you can present yourself to a group of trainees.

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Train the Trainer

Train the Trainer courses are online and meant to certify a individual to use the training kit to train others. Training kit and materials are included with the Train the Trainer online course for no additional cost.

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What’s in the Street Sweeper Training Course?

Our Street Sweeper Safety Training course is regulations aligned, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirement. Each class contains sections on anatomical components, principles of stability, safe operations, common hazards, and more.

This presentation includes intermittent practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, this course also includes a checklist for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

While this training encompasses many important safety standards, you will still need to familiarize yourself with any other federal, state, and local standards that apply to your specific workplace.


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For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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Street Sweeper Certification Standards

U.S. Standards

  • CFR 383.91 – Operators of Vehicles Over 26,000 LBS Must Possess a CDL
  • CFR 396.11 – CDL Operators Must Conduct a Pre-Shift Inspection
  • CFR 395.8 – CDL Operators Must Keep a Log Book
  • CFR 390.21 – CMVs Must Have an Official DOT Number
  • Canada Standards

  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 – Framework for pollution prevention
  • CSA Standard Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use) Slow moving vehicle regulations (SMV)

    Train the Trainer Certification

    The Train the Trainer option is used to certify a trainer to teach others using the included training kit. It incorporates the online course with an additional train the trainer module, as well as the training kit. This option results in an regulation-aligned lifetime trainer certification from Hard Hat Training. This certification is not company-specific, meaning you can take it with you should you change employers.

    Why Do I Need Street Sweeper Safety Training?

    In line with regulations, anyone who operates heavy equipment must receive training prior to operating the machine on their own. Requirements for refresher training and other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific OSHA training requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

    When it comes to refresher health and safety training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

    Stay Informed On All Things Street Sweeper

    Did You Know?

    Joseph Whitworth invented the first street cleaner in 1843. (Source: Vacuum Cleaner History).

    Some hybrid-electric street sweepers have been designed to use natural gas, which is more fuel efficient than regular street sweepers. (Source: Science Daily).


    Frequently Asked Questions

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    What does a street sweeper actually do?

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    Like the quieter, gentler street sweepers in history and literature, these noisy giants keep our public streets and gutters clear of dust and debris.

    How much do Street sweeper operators make?

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    Street sweeper operators in the United States make about $30/hr, and an average of $63,000/yr. These figures depend on which city the sweeper works for and which state the city is in.

    Are Street Sweepers dangerous to pedestrians?

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    Yes. If the street sweeper is not handled properly and carefully, the brooms may throw debris outwards, or the machine may crush a pedestrian or damage other vehicles.


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    For most courses, we offer OSHA trainings in English and Spanish, CAL/OSHA trainings in English, and Canada trainings in English. See all of our options!

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