Sweeping Tip Clipboard Scott Cerosky

Mitigating Chance of Hopper Fires

At the 2017 National Pavement Exposition, Scott Cerosky allowed us to film this brief video so he could alert sweeping contractors and municipalities who might handle tailgate-type parties of the danger of collecting still-hot charcoal briquets into a sweeper's hopper.

As someone with over 25 years of providing insurance coverage to the pavement maintenance industry, Cerosky has seen his share of the type of accidents that sweeping contractors can get into. The brief video linked below explains one that many sweeper operators probably don't consider: When hot briquet coals are swept up by a power sweeper, they can become lodged and start a fire in the hopper area.

Editor's Note: Since this video was recorded and uploaded, Cerosky has become a principal with World Insurance Associates, LLC, where he spearheads that organization's emphasis on the power sweeping insurance sector. Scott also sits on the National Pavement Advisory Council. You may reach Scott Cerosky via email sent to scottcerosky@worldins.net. His phone number is 914-714-0787.

If you can't view the embedded video below, use this link to the explanatory video that Cerosky did.

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