Seat Belt Safety
Coaches Excetera complies with the new Department of Transport Seat Belt Regulations.
Risk Assessment and Safety Management Procedures
It is Company Policy that all Coaches Excetera drivers are trained and appropriately qualified in all aspects of P.C.V. regulations covering drivers duties.
Our main priority is passenger safety. All drivers are trained to ensure that there is no danger to either passengers or vehicles. In case of emergency or incident the driver will provide emergency supplies, which are located on every vehicle. The driver will also make passengers aware of fire exits.
All Coaches are fully maintained to the vehicle and Operating Services Agency (V.O.S.A.) Standards. All vehicles are checked every day before each journey commences as part of the ‘Daily Inspection’; which entails the checking of all lights, emergency buzzers, Seat belts and other minor checks. Every six weeks a full safety inspection of all major parts is performed by our fully qualified mechanics. If the vehicle has any defaults it will be noted in a ‘default sheet’, which all vehicles are provided with.
All members of Coaches Excetera staff are given an induction explaining all policies and procedures, which also includes driver’s hours and breaks. All drivers have a Criminal Record Background (CRB) check prior to commencing employment.
The safety of all our passengers is of paramount importance. It is the prime objective of Coaches Excetera to transport all passengers in a safe vehicle . It is also the policy of Coaches Excetera to make sure that our drivers abide by the rules of the company.
Risk Assessment of all Journeys
We assess all journeys, in respect of location,route and safe parking at the destination to allow passengers safe access to and from the vehicle.
School Coach Hire Trips
In accordance with E.E.C regulations covering P.C.V operation, if the vehicle is not fitted with the ‘fasten seat belt sign’ the driver will inform all group leaders, teachers and supervisors that the vehicle is fitted with seat belts and that they must be worn. The location of fire exits, first aid kits and fire extinguishers are clearly marked on all vehicles. It is the responsibility of the group leaders, teachers and supervisors to ensure that all children under the age of 16 are wearing seat belts before the journey begins.