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Certified Sweeper Operator Program

Training builds trust.

Your company’s sweeper operators are arguably your most important employees. They perform the work your company is paid to do — work that your customers expect to be safely and consistently done right.

When you send your sweeper operators out on their routes, you’re entrusting them with more than just the good will of your customers. You’re betting on them to keep your equipment and your company safe and free from legal exposure.

Created by the North American Power Sweeping Association (NAPSA), the Certified Sweeper Operator (CSO) program equips your operators with sweeper operation best practices. While there is no replacement for on-the-job experience, the CSO program will enhance and speed up the development of your operators.

Why Get Certified?

The CSO program includes courses on parking lots and construction sites, and NAPSA plans to regularly add more courses in the coming months and years. CSO-certified operators have demonstrated a high level of knowledge and an understanding of the importance of the various facets of their job. In short: the CSO certification is proof that your operator deserves your trust.

Along with NAPSA membership and completion of the Certified Sweeper Manager Standards course, having a NAPSA CSO-certified employee is a requirement for becoming a NAPSA Certified Sweeping Company — evidence to your customers that your company values training and investing in your most important employees.

Benefits for Owners

  • Program created and designed by experts
  • Lessons focused on best practices
  • Training produces safer operators
  • Reduce costly mistakes, damages

Benefits for Operators

  • Opportunity to become elite operator
  • Training improves safety and efficiency
  • Ongoing educational opportunities
  • Makes operators feel more valued

A Wealth of Knowledge

There’s more to operating a power sweeper than knowing how to clean up a parking lot or construction site. Good sweeper operators understand the vital importance of safe operation, both on the job site and on the open road.

The CSO program is the product of collaboration among dozens of the top sweeper company owners and managers across the country. These programs affirm that your operators have been taught or exposed to the concepts needed to be safe and productive, including:

  • Sweeper Basics and Troubleshooting
  • Health Issues, including nutrition, sleep, and safety
  • Pre-start Procedures
  • Safe Sweeper Operation
  • Accident Procedures
  • Paperwork and Recordkeeping