Training Course

Conduct Pavement Sweeping Operations


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to conduct pavement sweeping operations for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limits

Course Outline

1. Prepare to conduct pavement sweeping operations

1.1 Obtain, interpret and confirm work requirements

1.2 Access, interpret and apply pavement sweeping operations documentation and confirm the work activity is compliant

1.3 Identify environmental issues and potential hazards, and assess and address risks within scope of own role and according to workplace procedures

1.4 Select and wear personal protective equipment required for work activities

1.5 Confirm and comply with environmental protection, safety and traffic management signage requirements

1.6 Select plant, tools and equipment to carry out tasks and check for faults within scope of own role

1.7 Obtain and interpret emergency procedures and identify steps required in case of fire, accident and other emergencies

2. Sweep surfaces

2.1 Conduct pre-start, start-up, park up, shutdown and secure equipment procedures

2.2 Identify wind direction and develop sweeping plan that minimises dust creation

2.3 Drive and operate broom at speed and pressure required with minimum damage to bristles

2.4 Extend sweeping at least 300 mm outside area to be covered

2.5 Conduct preliminary and final sweeps and remove excess material

2.6 Sweep material away from work in progress and newly finished work

2.7 Adapt sweeping procedures to surface type

2.8 Remove loose aggregate from newly sealed surface

3. Clean up

3.1 Deposit sweepings to avoid drain, pit and nature strip contamination

3.2 Create windrows for run off protection as required

3.3 Clear work area and dispose of and recycle materials as required according to workplace procedures and environmental requirements

3.4 Clean, check, perform maintenance on in scope of own role, and store plant, tools and equipment

3.5 Carry out housekeeping to workplace requirements

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