For the purpose of the Washington state public works law, chapter 39.12
RCW, street sweepers perform cleaning or sweeping work under a public works maintenance contract that requires the use of power brooms (sweepers), power vacuums, power blowers, or power washers. This work includes, but is not limited to:
The cleaning or sweeping of streets, roads, fire lanes, parking lots, school grounds (campus streets), game courts and similar paved surfaces and other nonroadway surfaces or locations on or adjacent to schools, office complexes, parks, and similar publicly owned or maintained facilities or locations.
Driving a street sweeping vehicle to clean streets, parking lots, and other similar surfaces of debris. Incidental hand sweeping or backpack air blowing may be required in tight areas where the sweeper brooms cannot reach. Fills vehicle water tanks and operates the controls to activate rotary brushes and water spray nozzles to facilitate debris collection, cleaning, and in order to control dust. Disposes of waste material. Performs minor vehicle maintenance of the sweeper by cleaning it, checking fluids and tire pressure.
The cleaning work covered by this scope is limited to a maintenance contract for the cleaning of streets or similar exterior surfaces.
Work performed under this scope does not include: Sweeping work necessary and in conjunction with a public works construction project to maintain and keep streets or similar surfaces clear of debris or the clean-up of streets or similar surfaces necessary during and after a public works construction project and prior to acceptance. Operation of street sweeping equipment during and after a public works construction project would fall under the classification of Operating engineers (equipment operators), WAC 296-127-01354
, and operation of hand held or backpack air blowers or hand sweeping would fall under the classification of Laborers, WAC 296-127-01344
Equipment operators (riding-type)
[Statutory Authority: Chapter 39.12 RCW and RCW 43.22.270. 07-01-078, § 296-127-01393, filed 12/19/06, effective 2/1/07.]