Transporting school children or large groups of adults is a huge responsibility and the aim of this program is to impart information and skills crucial to the occasional bus driver's safe operation.
This program includes reversing and slow speed manoeuvring procedures, issues of perception related to sight lines, planning ahead in traffic, judging distances, legal issues including OH&S laws regarding passengers, seat belts and certification of vehicles.
The program is best delivered as a full day course however a shorter half day version can be conducted if required.
RICHARD DUNN, DISTINCTIVE OPTIONS
Distinctive Options is a not for profit community based service for adults with a range of disabilities. We operate a fleet of 12 seater buses and regular sedans which are used to transport clients from a range of activities and appointments. The Board of Management recently agreed to fund a Driver Training Program for all staff given the high risk nature of driving at the best of times and the value of the vehicles involved to the service and to the clients who rely on them.
Some 40 staff attended a Murcotts Level 1 Program and the day’s activities were tailored to our specific requirements and involved workshop/group discussions as well as practical driving exercises. The company has since committed to have all staff attend refresher courses of this nature every couple of years as its benefits were obvious to all attended.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Murcotts and the type of training to any service which is committed to promoting Occupational Health & Safety and ensuring their staff are as safe as possible not only at work but away from work as well. A great day!
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