Street/Park Cleaner Kaitahitahi Papa Rēhia/Huarahi
Street/park cleaners clean and maintain public areas such as streets, parks and buildings.
Street/park cleaners may do some or all of the following:
- collect rubbish and empty bins
- sweep and clean paved areas, by hand or with a streetsweeper vehicle
- clean restrooms and other public facilities
- mow lawns and take care of gardens
- clear gutters and unblock drains
- clean and maintain tools, equipment and vehicles.
Street/park cleaners need to have a good level of fitness. They also need to have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses) if they operate vehicles.
Useful experience for street/park cleaners includes:
- driving heavy vehicles
- any work involving manual labour.
Street/park cleaners need to be:
- able to work alone
- reliable and hardworking.
Street/park cleaners need to have knowledge of:
- how to use and maintain tools and equipment
- how to operate vehicles, including streetsweepers
- health and safety regulations
- environmental standards.
- Usually do shift work that may include nights, early mornings and weekends
- work in public areas in the community
- work in all weather conditions, and in messy or smelly conditions.
There are no specific secondary education requirements to become a street/park cleaner.
Street/park cleaners may progress to set up their own business, or move into management roles.
Years Of Training
To become a street/park cleaner, you usually need to have a Class 1 driver's licence.
If you drive streetsweeper trucks, you need to have:
- a Class 2 driver's licence
- previous experience driving trucks.